Lucky 13 — Rat Pack Jazz,  a new CD release from long-time Mannheim Steamroller band members Johnny Adams and Ron Cooley, has been characterized as “Music From The Golden Age of Sound”. We’re proud to now offer this unique release from two of our “Friends of the Family”

Lucky 13 features 13 classic songs as “Fly Me To The Moon”, “That’s Life” and “There, I’ve Said It Again”  all performed by Johnny  in the warm and relaxed crooner style from the “rat pack” era.   The album captures the magic of chart-toppers as Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Tony Bennet.  Listening to Lucky 13  will  take you back — or introduce you  to — the distinctive and elegant sounds from the past

Johnny and Ron have a long history with Mannheim Steamroller.  Johnny plays guitar and bass for special events as The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and for national television and radio performances. Behind the scenes one of his main roles is artist management which means that he is instrumental in Chip’s day-to-day business needs.

You’ve probably seen Ron over the years; he is a mainstay of the annual Mannheim Steamroller Christmas tour.  A wizard on classical guitar, bass and lute, he also performs in our television specials and is always called on for other unique events.

Known as “Adams & Cooley” outside Mannheim Steamroller, their sold-out live performances have been captured in Lucky 13 — Rat Pack Jazz.  We’re sure you’ll become one of their many fans after hearing the album so order yours now!  The CD also makes a great Christmas gift!

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Chip visited with Eileen Buckley, the assistant news editor of  WBFO, the National Public Radio station in Buffalo, N.Y.  Listen to Chip talk about the early Mannheim Steamroller years, the generational following of Mannheim fans and, of course, Christmas!  You’ll also hear excerpts from his ground-breaking Fresh Aire series and other favorite Mannheim Steamroller songs.

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WBFO Website


Christmas Stories From Mannheim Steamroller

Do you know how many of our Christmas traditions came about? Hanging stockings, Christmas fruitcake — where did these and other holiday rituals come from? Chip answers these questions and more in The Twelve Days of Christmas beginning December 10 on the WestStar Network. Mannheim Steamroller’s An American Christmas then airs from noon on Christmas Eve to midnight Christmas Day. Chip narrates heart-warming stories about the holiday season accompanied by your favorite Mannheim Steamroller Christmas music.

Going To Another Place, a signature Mannheim Steamroller track from Fresh Aire II,  has inspired a special collection that includes a debut novel by Chip’s cousin Lauren Marie.  Her novel of the same title combines romance and time travel just as the song is a journey through diverse emotional themes.  Chip’s Romantic Melodies album of reflective and beautiful sounds completes the Going To Another Place Collection.  Perfect for gifts, the collection is a unique addition to our “Friends of the Family” offerings!


Olympic and world champion figure skaters will be performing to the Christmas music of Mannheim Steamroller for PANDORA’S Holiday Moments on Ice” with special guest Martina McBride. The live performance was on Saturday, November 9, in Jacksonville, Fl. The production was also taped for a special NBC broadcast airing Sunday, December 1, 2013 3:00pm – 5:00pm CST

We hope you can join us in Jacksonville.Click here for Photos

Johnny, Jonathan, Chip and Karly about to borad the float

Together Again! Mannheim and Macy’s!!!

For the fourth year in a row, Mannheim Steamroller is participating in the iconic Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade!

Watch for us during the NBC’s broadcast of the festive event on Thanksgiving Day. We’ll be the ones in our red Mannheim jackets, rolling through the streets of New York City to Macy’s Herald Square for a live performance!!

Go to our photo gallery for past Parade pictures!