(article) Remembering Anthony Ortiz Jr.

Texas Folklife is saddened by the passing of Anthony Ortiz Jr. Ortiz who was a finalist for the 2009 Big Squeeze when he was only 15 years old, and had become a master accordionist until his untimely death at the young age of 24.

His passing represents a loss to the accordion world and to Texas Folklife.

Read more about Anthony’s participation on the Big Squeeze here:

http://www.texasfolklife.org/article/the-big-squeeze-anthony-ortiz-jr-2008-semi-finalist

And about his life and accomplishments here:

http://www.statesman.com/news/local-obituaries/rising-accordionist-anthony-ortiz-dies/mZpEni2D9rRSDfn7xEvbZJ/