"The hardest thing about polka is you can play it slow, you can play it fast, but you still have to play 2/4 [time]."

  • Born Sept. 25, 1941, in Florida, N.Y.
  • After recording and performing steadily through the '70s with his band, Jimmy Sturr And His Orchestra, Sturr gained wider recognition for his brand of polka music in the mid-'80s with a string of releases that would earn him the GRAMMY win in the Best Polka Recording category five consecutive years between 1986–1990.
  • Jimmy Sturr And His Orchestra received their first GRAMMY win for their album I Remember Warsaw for 1986. He went on to receive not only five wins in the Best Polka Recording category, but an additional 13 wins for Best Polka Album. With 18 total GRAMMY wins, Sturr is one of the top GRAMMY winners of all time.
  • Sturr's music has been featured on the TV show "Jeopardy."
  • Sturr performed at Farm Aid in 2007 to raise funds and awareness to support the nonprofit's mission of "keeping family farmers on their land."

 

Jimmy Sturr

"The hardest thing about polka is you can play it slow, you can play it fast, but you still have to play 2/4 [time]."

  • Born Sept. 25, 1941, in Florida, N.Y.
  • After recording and performing steadily through the '70s with his band, Jimmy Sturr And His Orchestra, Sturr gained wider recognition for his brand of polka music in the mid-'80s with a string of releases that would earn him the GRAMMY win in the Best Polka Recording category five consecutive years between 1986–1990.
  • Jimmy Sturr And His Orchestra received their first GRAMMY win for their album I Remember Warsaw for 1986. He went on to receive not only five wins in the Best Polka Recording category, but an additional 13 wins for Best Polka Album. With 18 total GRAMMY wins, Sturr is one of the top GRAMMY winners of all time.
  • Sturr's music has been featured on the TV show "Jeopardy."
  • Sturr performed at Farm Aid in 2007 to raise funds and awareness to support the nonprofit's mission of "keeping family farmers on their land."

 

GRAMMY Award Results for Jimmy Sturr

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Nominations
Best Regional Roots Music Album
Not Just Another Polka
 
Nominations
Best Traditional Folk Album
Polka Cola: Music That Refreshes
 
Wins
Best Polka Album
Let The Whole World Sing
 
Wins
Best Polka Album
Come Share The Wine
 
Wins
Best Polka Album
Polka In Paradise
 
Wins
Best Polka Album
Shake, Rattle And Polka!
 
Wins
Best Polka Album
Let's Polka 'Round
 
Wins
Best Polka Album
Top Of The World
 
Wins
Best Polka Album
Gone Polka
 
Wins
Best Polka Album
Touched By A Polka
 
Nominations
Best Polka Album
Polkapalooza (Album)
 
Wins
Best Polka Album
Dance With Me
 
Wins
Best Polka Album
Living On Polka Time
 
Wins
Best Polka Album
Polka! All Night Long
 
Wins
Best Polka Album
I Love To Polka
 
Nominations
Best Polka Album
Polka Your Troubles Away
 
Nominations
Best Polka Album
Saturday Night Polka (Album)
 
Nominations
Best Polka Album
Sturr-It-Up (Album)
 
Wins
Best Polka Album
Live At Gilley's!
 
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Best Polka Recording
When It's Polka Time At Your House
 
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Best Polka Recording
All In My Love For You
 
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Best Polka Recording
Born To Polka
 
Wins
Best Polka Recording
A Polka Just For Me
 
Wins
Best Polka Recording
I Remember Warsaw

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