Jimmy Sturr

Jimmy Sturr

Sturr in 2009
Background information
Birth name James William Sturr, Jr.
Born (1941-09-25) September 25, 1941
Warwick, New York, United States
Genres Polka, rock, country
Website www.jimmysturr.com

James W. "Jimmy" Sturr, Jr. is an American polka musician, trumpeter/clarinetist/saxophonist and leader of Jimmy Sturr & His Orchestra. His recordings have won 18 out of the 24 Grammy Awards given for Best Polka Album. Sturr's orchestra is on the Top Ten List of the All-Time Grammy Awards, and has acquired more Grammy nominations than anyone in the history of musical polka awards.[1]


When touring, the band rides in Jimmy's forty-five foot customized tour bus, previously owned by Billy Ray Cyrus.[1] They have performed at Carnegie Hall,[2] Lincoln Center in New York City and the Palace of Culture in Warsaw, Poland.[3]

Radio show

Sturr hosts a syndicated radio show on stations including WTBQ[4] in his hometown of Florida, New York, the station he once owned. He also has a weekly radio show on Rural Radio, which is a SirusXM channel.


Band members


External links

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