Most of the new musical releases you hear don’t have an accordion in them. With popularity declining over the decades, the City’s accordion shops and repairmen that worked on the intricate instruments have all moved on as well, except one.
In this video from Great Big Story, meet Alex Carozza, the last remaining accordion repairman in New York City.
Alex Carozza has been building and repairing accordions in New York City since 1960. The last craftsman of his kind in the city, Alex is the living memory of a once vibrant musical culture that has all but disappeared from New York. This is the story of a true classic.
via Great Big Story