Text of the award presented by Prof. Joan Sommers is:
THE ACCORDIONISTS & TEACHERS GUILD, INTERNATIONAL
Member Confédération Internationale des Accordéonistes (CIA),
International Music Council (IMC), an NGO Official Partner of UNESCO
Takes great pride in selecting
As a member of the ATG International Accordion Hall of Fame.
Harley Jones has shown his expertise and musicianship as an accordion soloist in many different countries. He has also proven his abilities as teacher of and continuing mentor for scores of accordion students. However, it is his keen vision and significant success in establishing www.accordions.com for a more informed and united world accordion community which has made a commanding impact upon accordionists throughout the world.
ATG recognizes and acknowledges these accomplishments through the
presentation of this award.
Awarded on July 27, 2018 by the ATG Board of Directors
Presented at the 78th Annual ATG Accordion Festival
|I felt very honored to have the Accordionists & Teachers Guild, International (ATG) induct me into the ATG International Hall of Fame, especially when the previous inductees have all been very significant in my musical life.
2003: Anthony Galla-Rini
2004: Myron Floren
2004: Joan Cochran Sommers
2006: John Copiskey
2007: Faithe Deffner
2008: Kevin Friedrich
Internationale des Accordéonistes (CIA)
Merit Award to Harley Jones
City of Castelfidardo Award, 10 Year Anniversary - 2006
Worldwide Founder Harley Jones (Fiji) receiving the Castelfidardo
Plate and award for 10 years anniversary of Accordions Worldwide,
the first time that the City has ever made this type of award.
Paolo Picchio, Castelfidardo Artistic Director read out a Citation
honoring the Accordions Worldwide 10 year Anniversary at the prizegiving
of the 2006 City of Castelfidardo International Accordion Competition
prevista una edizione mensile, ma si è optato immediatamente
per una edizione settimanale viste le molteplici notizie disponibili
in redazione e da allora è rimasto online permanentemente.
Tuttora molto popolare viene consultato regolarmente in sette lingue
Oggi è diventato un mezzo per vedere in quale velocità
la tecnologia ha cambiato il mondo - quando Accordions Worldwide ha
iniziato soltanto una fabbrica aveva l'e-mail e nessuna un sito Internet.
Che importante cambiamento nel mondo della fisarmonica in appena 10
anni! La ditta Borsini Fisarmoniche era il primo cliente di Accordions
Da quando Accordions Worldwide ha iniziato i lettori sono diventati
sempre più numerosi ed ora oltre 50.000 navigatori interessati
alla fisarmonicain consultano il gruppo di siti di Accordions Worldwide
ogni settimana. Dieci anni fa era un sogno trasmettere informazioni
a cosi tanti fisarmonicisti ed il numero dei visitatori continua a
Il modo di usando Internet per fornire i servizi ed informazioni gratuiti
per fisarmonicisti di tutto il mondo mondo è ora presente e
rimarrà ed il nostro mondo della fisarmonica è cambiato
positivamente per sempre.
years ago, on October 1st 1996, Harley Jones has stared the Accordions
Worldwide Internet Site after many months of preparation by a team
of people, to include the Accordion Yellow Pages, many hundreds of
pages of history, information and articles about the accordion, and
for the Opening Day, the first The Squeeze accordion news.
The news was going to be monthly, but changed immediately to weekly
with all issues kept online permanently published. Past news is very
popular reading today, and the news grew from one language to 7 languages.
It is a measure today of just how fast technology has changed the
world - when Accordions Worldwide started only one factory had email
and none had an internet site. What a MASSIVE change in the world
of the accordion in just 10 years!
The Borsini Accordions became the first internet client of Accordions
Since Accordions Worldwide started, readership has grown strongly
and now, over 50,000 interested accordionists come to the group of
websites each week. Broadcasting to so many accordionists was just
a dream 10 years ago and now its a reality, with the numbers continuing
to grow strongly.
The principle of using the internet to provide popular free services
for accordionists around the world is here to stay and our accordion
world is changed positively forever.
National Accordion Organisation
of Great Britain Award
At the 2001 Coupe Mondiale prize giving, the NAO (National Accordion
Organisation of the UK) President Raymond Bodell presented to Accordions
Worldwide Founder Harley Jones and other assistants present, an award
recognizing the 5th birthday of Accordions Worldwide and the "large
contribution" Accordions Worldwide has made to the accordion.
In attendance were from left to right:
Sergei Tchirkov - St. Petersburg, Russia,
Frederic Deschamps - Paris, France
Faithe Deffner - NY, USA
Harley Jones - Nagigia Island, Fiji
Holda Paoletti-Kampl - Castelfidardo, Italy
Tania Lucik-Marx - Sydney, Australia
Jeroen Nijhof - Stradford on Avon, UK
Tatiana Lantchakova - Auckland, New Zealand
Kevin Friedrich - New York, USA.
American Accordionists' Association
Honors Harley Jones
July 2000, Accordions Worldwide was honored at the American Accordionists
Association National Festival in Washington DC, recognizing the outstanding
contribution that the site has made to communications in the accordion
world. Harley Jones, Founder and founder of Accordions Worldwide
received a standing ovation as he accepted the plaque on behalf of
The AAA plaque was inscribed:
The American Accordionists'
Association Honors Harley A. Jones founder of Accordions
Worldwide for his vision and creativity in launching a
significant and prestigious cyberspace voice for the international
Millennium Accordion Festival July
16, 2000 Washington DC
Faithe Deffner, President and Frank Busso and Dr. Carmelo
Pino, Vice Presidents