John Maddox

John Maddox is an eccentric musician. He plays a self-made resonator (i.e. dobro) bass and kazoo. John can move between a solemn, almost classical sound, into jazz and then on to gypsy, ska, Latin, rock, pop or perhaps all at once!


He’s also a singer and brilliant be-bop style vocal scatter, bringing a cool change of mood to the otherwise fiery gypsy music. John is a born crowd pleaser, as well as being an exceptionally well-respected and accomplished musician.


After hearing him play, the most famous gypsy band in the world, the Taraf de Haidouks (who wowed audiences in the 2004 Sydney Festival) requested him to come and play with them in Romania.


John brings his energy and virtuocity on the road with the Klezmer Divas in Poland.