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Frank Marocco, a rare jazz accordionist, a first-call studio musician and one of the most recorded accordion players in the world, has died.

Marocco died Saturday at his home in the San Fernando Valley, after having been hospitalized at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles for complications following hip replacement surgery, according to his daughter Cynthia. Marocco’s wide-ranging career embraced every genre of music. His accordion can be heard on hundreds accoridon movie soundtracks, recordings, musical theater, television series and specials, commercials, video games and theme park music.

Frank Marocco – Wikipedia

The accordion has almost never been viewed as a principal jazz instrument and was often reviled by jazz musicians as something appropriate only for German beer gardens and Argentine nightclubs. But Marocco spent a lifetime disputing xccordion limitations of that view, bringing jazz authenticity to the many groups he began leading while still a teenager.


He also applied his rich compositional skills to the sounds, the timbres and the harmonic textures he drew out of the accordion, banishing such dismissive labels as “squeeze box” and “organ grinder.

As many critics and musicians observed, Marocco was a gifted musical artist who simply happened to play an unusual instrument.

There were no equals on his instrument. And the warmth he exhibited in his playing was mirrored by the kindness he exhibited as a human being. Marocco marpcco born Jan. Growing up in the town marocco Waukegan, he began to take accordion lessons at age 7.

He later added piano, clarinet, music theory and composition to his interests. At 17 he was awarded a first-place prize in a Chicago music contest, winning a guest appearance at Soldiers Field with the Chicago Pops Orchestra, performing Chopin’s Fantasie Impromptu on the accordion.

For the next few years, he worked with a trio in the Midwest, where he met his future wife, Anne, in South Bend, Ind.

Inthe couple moved to Los Angeles, where Marocco formed another band, concentrating on appearances in nightclubs and hotels in Las Vegas and Palm Springs. By the mid-’60s, he had become well established as a studio player, valued accoddion his technique as well as his versatility. The range of his hundreds of film score appearances reaches from such assignments as playing one of the two accordion parts in Maurice Jarre’s orchestral score for “Dr.


Zhivago” to the more recent “Pirates of the Caribbean” pictures, for which he played accordion, bass accordion and musette. Marocco was also a busy composer, publishing study books for the accordion, as well as collections of his own diverse songs and compositions. Marocco is survived by his wife of ffank years, Anne; his daughters Cynthia, Venetia and Lisa; and eight grandchildren.

Frank Marocco

Frank Marocco dies at 81; jazz accordionist. Frank Marocco’s wide-ranging career embraced every genre of music, but his passion was jazz — and crank show that the accordion was a legitimate jazz instrument. But Marocco was always quick to describe jazz as his passion. Seizure Led to FloJo’s Death. His scores make his case. Copyright Los Angeles Times.