National Cleveland Style Polka Hall of Fame and Museum
605 East 222nd Street Euclid, OH 44123
Toll Free: 1-800-66POLKA
Lou Sadar is equally talented playing the saxophone, clarinet, or the flute. More
importantly, he taught the instruments and gave many polka musicians a good foundation
in music. Lou joined the Johnny Pecon band in 1960, when he took Eddie Platt's place.
He was a member of the band during a very busy period of time. Lou appeared with
Pecon and Trebar on television and on recordings. Lou started his career with Russ
Carlyle's big band in 1941. He was inducted into the service during World War II,
and became a member of the Air Force Band for four years. After discharge, Lou joined
Ray Anthony's orchestra, and later Vic Stuart's band. For 20 years, he was a teacher
of the instruments he played. Lou, a Clevelander, worked as business agent for the
Musicians Union, Local 4.