Recipient of NY's Sweden Day Woman of the Year
Ellen YUST loves music!
Accordion and Scandinavian/American music - that's what Ellen loves and she continues carrying on the old traditions through musical appearances in the New York Tri-State / New England area! Ellen comes from a strong Swedish/Finnish (Aland) background. A hands-on dedicated 2nd generation Swedish-American: Ellen - The Swedish Meatball can be seen at just about every IKEA special event! You'll see her strolling the grounds of Scandinavian events with her little squeezebox bringing smiles to everyone she encounters.
No fooling ...
Accordion music is in demand!
Ellen, her squeezebox, and the band happily performs for many organizations where music is longed for! They gladly provide music for Vasa Order of America, Sons of Norway * Lutheran Social Services of New York * Maimonides Medical Center * Lutheran/NYU Medical Center ... and "squeezes" at venues such as: The Brooklyn Brewery * The Salty Dog * Yellow Hook * Buckley's Tavern * Da Nonna Rosa Restaurant * Gargiulo's * Rex Manor * Bay Ridge Manor * Sirico's. Traveling whenever and wherever from NYC up to Jamestown, over to the Adirondack Mountains, west to Pennsylvania, east to Connecticut, Massachusetts - wherever Scandinavian music is longed for!
The Swedish Meatballs get around!
Additional appearances include: ScanFest (Vasa Park) * VikingFest * Scandinavian Folk Festival (Jamestown) * Norsk Hostfest * Norwegian Christian Home * Eger Home * Vasa Order of America * Sons of Norway * Circle Line * Norwegian Chamber of Commerce * Scandinavian House * Scandinavian East Coast Museum * Connecticut's Scandinavian Club * Land of the Vikings * Danish Homes (NY & NJ) * Danish, Gjoa & Swedish Football Clubs.
Scandinavian Stomping Grounds
Bay Ridge - Brooklyn!
That's where Ellen lives! It's the old Scandinavian community of Brooklyn (also known as Old Yellow Hook). In addition to playing music, Ellen also carries on the old tradition of brewing gallons of homemade glögg every Christmas as she follows in the footsteps and the recipe of her Stockholm-born mother (Maudie). SKÅL!