There was music everyday on board the ship in various venues. I performed 2 solo concerts on my banjo in the "Crow's Nest" with accompaniment by Karla West on piano. On other days, I conducted the "Banjos Aweigh" band - 25 members consisting of amateur banjo players and other instrumentalists, eg, trombone, clarinet, violin, and washboard. On other occasions, I made guest appearances in the various featured jazz bands. On one occasion, I accompanied Karla West as she performed a Ragtime concert.
In the "Crow's Nest"
Rehearsing with "Banjos Aweigh" in the
Half Moon Room
Conducting "Banjos Aweigh" in the
Ocean Bar wearing our new JazzSea T-shirt
Banjos Aweigh concert in the Ocean Bar
Banjos Aweigh concert by the Lido pool
Dinner with my wife, Nida
In 2013, this same ship, the Maasdam, will tour the JazzSea group for the organization's 30th anniversary cruise.