Thank you to our Great Hall Series Sponsors: Platinum Sponsors: The Goldsmith, J.F. Ahern, C.D. Smith, Bill & Karen Shaw, National Exchange Bank & Trust Foundation, Wisconsin Arts Board. Gold Sponsors: Culver’s Restaurants, Lacey Sadoff, Steve and Lynne Uecker, Uecker-Witt Funeral Home. Silver Sponsor: Brothers Flader, Carlone’s Bar, Gallery Frame Shop, Holiday Auto, Lillians, Mike’s Music, von Briesen & Roper.
Copper Box is a Roots/Americana quartet loaded with energy and a mountain of instruments, influenced by blues, jazz, rock, polka, etc.
Danny Jerabek (accordion extroidinaire, keys, percussion, vocals, cornet, sousaphone, etc.) and his wife, Michelle (Thull) Jerabek (bari saxophone, vocals, guitar, percussion, etc.) both were nominated for several WAMI Awards including 2017 Reeds/Brass Award (Michelle), Specialty Instrumentalist of the Year 2011 & 2010 (Danny Jerabek) and Americana Artist of the Year 2009 & 2012. Both started performing with their family on stage at an early age. Danny Jerabek was given an accordion from his grandfather at age 9 and taught himself how to play it.
Inspired by Steve (Esteban) Jordan, “the Jimi Hendrix of Tejano Accordion,” he began to “rock out” and improvise –thinking a little more, “outside the box.” He has been featured at the International Accordion Festival in San Antonio, TX, and the National Accordion Festival in Houston, TX, and the Cotati Accordion Festival in Cotati, CA, and has been featured on national TV. In 2015, Danny accepted an Artist Endorsement deal with Hohner Accordions, Inc. The current line up includes the highly regarded talents of Dan Cable (drums, percussion) and Drew Hicks (bass, ukulele).