The OHS Pipe Organ Database

BuilderID 3203

Builder Identification

New York City; St. Paul, Minnesota, early 1980s; Deer Lodge, Montana, c.1984 to at least 1988.

Additional Notes

  • From Organ Database editor James Stettner, September 18, 2019. —

    Born in New York City, he studied organ with Dr. George Powers and attended Manhattan School of Music and Queensborough School of Music. He learned organbuilding as an apprentice with Louis Mohr in New York City, and later formed his own company, Kenn Pro Co., in Maspeth, New York. He moved west in 1976 to work with the Hendrickson Organ Company in St. Peter, Minnesota. In 1978 he opened his own shop [Kajkowski Family Organs] in Great Falls, Montana, moved it to Deer Lodge in 1983 and then to Helena in 1992. One project was the rebuild of a 1912 Bennet organ for the First Presbyterian Church of Lewistown, Montana. He was a member of the Organ Historical Society and the American Institute of Organbuilders. He died April 19, 2003 following an automobile accident southeast of White Sulfur Springs, Montana

    Source:

    • Obituary: "Kenneth Kajkowski", The Diapason June 2003.

  • From the OHS PC Database, derived from A Guide to North American Organbuilders, by David H. Fox (Richmond, Va.: Organ Historical Society, 1991). —

    In New York City, New York; with Hendrickson firm of St. Paul, Minnesota, early 1980s; established Kajowski Family Organs of Deer Lodge, Montana, c. 1984; representative of Orgelbau Schumacher of Belgium, 1988.

    Sources:

    • The American Institute of Organbuilders (AIO): 1989 membership directory.
    • The Boston Organ Club Newsletter 125, 2.
    • John Panning.
    • Elizabeth Towne Schmitt.
    • The American Organist January 1989, 35.

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