New Hampshire
Profile Type: Artist
Artist
Gary Sredzienski and/or The Serfs

Gary Sredzienski is an exceptionally versatile accordion player whose repertoire encompasses music from a wide range of world traditions. He also plays 1960’s surf rock, and his accordion compositions with his Portsmouth based group, the “Serfs.”  Besides performing publicly, Gary has devoted his musical career to venture where traditional musicians are desperately needed.  Daily he performs for the elderly, assisted living, memory care and hospice.  Gary has released a number of solo recordings on his own Bellows Music label and his  compositions have been featured in a number of major motion pictures and network television sound tracks. For 33 years Gary hosts a weekly 1950’s style ethnic radio show, “Polka Party,” on WUNH-FM and has a devoted following.  An avid swimmer, in 2008 Gary was the first to swim to the Isle of Shoals in winter and since has raised over $95,000 for 12 different charities in 12 winter swims. The NH Charitibles Foundation gave a grant to write, produce, and perform a play on Gary's musical life and swimming adventures through the Harborlight Stage Theater Company entitled 'Creekman..... The Adventures of the Accordion Playing Merman.'   He is currently working on a theater style concert featuring his music in ‘Accordion Compositions for a Serf.’

 

I Have Worked With

  • This is a music library used in the film and television industry.  A number of my compositions are in this library and are activlely pitched to network television and the major motion picture industry.   They have placed my music in over 13 network shows and 6 films

  • State: NH
    Date: 7/2006
    Activity: Concert/performance/reading
    Email: Kchurchill@strawberybanke.org
    Phone:

  • Artist

Contact Information

First Name: 
Gary
Job Title/Position: 
Performer/Accordionist/Song writer/Radio show host
Mailing Address: 
35 Dion Ave.
Kittery, ME 03904
Physical Address: 
35 Dion Ave., Kittery, ME 03904 Bellows Music, PO Box 361
Greenland, NH 03840
Last Name: 
Sredzienski
Phone: 
207-451-9114

About

Profile Type: 
Artist
Primary Discipline: 
Music - Ethnic / World
Additional Disciplines: 
Dance - Ethnic
Dance - Traditional
Humanities - General
Humanities - Cultural Heritage
Humanities - History
Media - Film
Media - Radio
Media - Television
Media - Video
Music - General
Music - Band
Music - Composition
Music - Ethnic / World
Music - Folk
Music - New
Music - Solo / Recital
Music - Traditional
Theater - Musical
Theater - Solo / One-Person Show
Theater - Storytelling
Populations Served: 
Adults
Elders
Families
General Public
Immigrant Populations
People with Disabilities
School Groups
Institution/Business Type: 
Artist (Individual)
Activities and Services: 
Arts in Healthcare
Audio or Video Recording
Broadcast Production
Performance / Concert / Reading
Residency - Community
Residency - In School
Wedding / Parties / Private Gatherings
Events Per Year: 
250
Seasons Active: 
Spring
Summer
Fall
Winter
Geographic Reach: 
Multi-State Region

Affiliations and Accomplishments

Awards: 
Portsmouth Herald Artist Achievement Award 2002 spotlight on the Arts Best Alternative Band for the NH seacoast 2002, 2004Artist Fellowship from the NH State Council on the Arts in 1997 Point of Light Award 1991
May 2000 nominated by Congressman John Sununu to represent NH in a performance at the Kennedy Center Millenium Stage in Washington, DC
Represented NH at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in Washington DC
Performed in Quebec City for its 400th anniversary as a musical ambassador for NH sent by Govenor John Lynch
I am on the following State Arts Agency Roster(s): 
New Hampshire Education Roster
New Hampshire Arts in Healthcare Roster
New Hampshire Traditional Arts Roster

I am a Touring Artist

I am NEST eligible
Technical Requirements: 
For band: Modest PA System for Drum Kit, Electric Bass & Guitar, 2 DI boxes Accordion solo: acoustic or in large settings 3 microphones (one for each side of the instrument and 1 additional Mic to speak though.
Fee Range Minimum: 
$300
Fee Range Maximum: 
$1,500
State of Residence: 
Maine
Minimum Number of Performers: 
4
Maximum Number of Performers: 
4

I am a Teaching Artist

Teaching Settings: 
Arts and Cultural Center / Venue
Community Site / Center
Healthcare Facility
Private Studio
Subject Areas: 
Arts Integration - History and Social Science
Ages Served: 
Pre-Kindergarten-age
Elementary School-age
Middle School-age
High School-age
College-Age
Adults