Sad News - Piano Man Jimmy Maddox (merger of two threads)

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#1
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Listening to his new CD today with songs from the piano bar took me back to the Westerdam 2008 ... he even mentions meeting someone in the Lido in a Speedo on the song Chantilly Lace!

Anyone who has heard Jimmy on HAL ships [he was in the piano bar for the Eurodam inaugural, I believe] knows he sets the bar high for any other piano bar player! He's at home in Georgia now, but he'll be aboard the Ryndam Feb. 26-April 4; the Statendam Aprill 11-July 11; and the Niew Amsterdam Sept. 12-Nov. 7.

When I met Jimmy, he was part of an incredible entertainment team on the Westerdam, which included Julie Barr and Joel Mason. I hope to find them all together on some future cruise!

You can find Jimmy's cruise blog at www.jimmymaddox.com. It's fun to go along with him on the various HAL ships!

A special shout-out to Jimmy for including Hang on Sloopy on his CD!!!
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I've ordered my CD and can't wait to get it Jimmy definitely has raised the bar, IMHO--we haven't found anyone close to his talent/personality since our cruise with him--we're actually trying to work our schedule to fit his so that we can enjoy another cruise with him...
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Jimmy is definitely one of the best and we too are anxiously awaiting our copy of the CD.
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Originally posted by taxmantoo
Jimmy is definitely one of the best and we too are anxiously awaiting our copy of the CD.
how do we find jimmy's schedule!!!
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Originally posted by Oceanwench
Listening to his new CD today with songs from the piano bar took me back to the Westerdam 2008 ... he even mentions meeting someone in the Lido in a Speedo on the song Chantilly Lace!

Anyone who has heard Jimmy on HAL ships [he was in the piano bar for the Eurodam inaugural, I believe] knows he sets the bar high for any other piano bar player! He's at home in Georgia now, but he'll be aboard the Ryndam Feb. 26-April 4; the Statendam Aprill 11-July 11; and the Niew Amsterdam Sept. 12-Nov. 7.

When I met Jimmy, he was part of an incredible entertainment team on the Westerdam, which included Julie Barr and Joel Mason. I hope to find them all together on some future cruise!

You can find Jimmy's cruise blog at www.jimmymaddox.com. It's fun to go along with him on the various HAL ships!

A special shout-out to Jimmy for including Hang on Sloopy on his CD!!!
What a fabulous trio: Jimmy Maddox, Julie Barr, and Joel Mason! WOW! Wish they'd be on our Ryndam cruise end of January!
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#6
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Originally posted by innlady1
What a fabulous trio: Jimmy Maddox, Julie Barr, and Joel Mason! WOW! Wish they'd be on our Ryndam cruise end of January!
Sheila, this thread is well over two years old. That's why no one has responded to the current question.
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Originally posted by RuthC
Sheila, this thread is well over two years old. That's why no one has responded to the current question.
Oh my, Ruth....guess I should pay attention to the dates before replying.
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#9
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Originally posted by Sea42
Here you go:
http://jimmymaddox.com/Piano_Bar_Nation.html
Thanks for the link. Jimmy was at the piano on our 22-day Zuiderdam cruise, and the Piano Bar was the happening place! We were there every night after the show, and it was a lot of fun and great entertainment. He's a very personable guy - his cabin was a few doors away from ours so we bumped into each other often, and he always had a smile and a cheery remark.
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Enjoyed having him on our cruise in May on the Zuiderdam.

Would have loved to have Joel Mason on that cruise too.
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#11
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Originally posted by Sea42
Here you go:
http://jimmymaddox.com/Piano_Bar_Nation.html
  • Zuiderdam: 28 July to 19 October 2012
  • Nieuw Amsterdam: 16 December 2012 to 3 March 2013
  • Nieuw Amsterdam: 30 April to 15 May 2013 (a trans-Atlantic)
  • Zuiderdam: 18 May to 20 July 2012
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#12
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Originally posted by innlady1
What a fabulous trio: Jimmy Maddox, Julie Barr, and Joel Mason! WOW! Wish they'd be on our Ryndam cruise end of January!
Jimmy Madddox -- Yes

Julie Barr -- No

Joel Mason - Yes

We have never had Joel Mason on a small ship and we really enjoy his shows.
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Originally posted by Globaliser
  • Zuiderdam: 28 July to 19 October 2012
  • Nieuw Amsterdam: 16 December 2012 to 3 March 2013
  • Nieuw Amsterdam: 30 April to 15 May 2013 (a trans-Atlantic)
  • Zuiderdam: 18 May to 20 July 2012

Thank you for Jimmy Maddox's schedule.
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#14
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Originally posted by Krazy Kruizers
Thank you for Jimmy Maddox's schedule.
You're welcome! Apologies for the typo in the last line - it should of course be:-
  • Zuiderdam: 18 May to 20 July 2013
It's proving harder than we thought to schedule a cruise on a ship that he's planning to be on.
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He was on the Nieuw Amsterdam earlier this year, he was great.
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Originally posted by Krazy Kruizers
Jimmy Madddox -- Yes

Julie Barr -- No

Joel Mason - Yes

We have never had Joel Mason on a small ship and we really enjoy his shows.
Interesting. I've heard great things about Julie Barr (because she's a friend of a travel agent friend of ours). Personally haven't had the pleasure of her show. I have heard Jimmy Maddox and Joel Mason, however.

The "piano man" who is our very favorite is Mark Farris who was on our Maasdam cruise in 2011. Fabulous. www.markfarris.com
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Anyone know who the piano guy will be on the Dec 2 sailing of NA? Look like we will be a couple of weeks early for Jimmy.
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Update:-
  • Nieuw Amsterdam: 16 December 2012 to 3 March 2013
  • Nieuw Amsterdam: 30 April to 15 May 2013 (a trans-Atlantic)
  • Zuiderdam: 18 May to 20 July 2013
  • Nieuw Amsterdam: 31 August to 1 December 2013
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