Das PANergy Steel Orchestra feiert ihr 10-jähriges Jubiläum an dem Ort, an dem es vor 10 Jahren ihre ersten Songs spielten. Kartenvorverkauf Musikschule Telfs.
Jonathan Scales Fourchestra will be playing in Asheville on New Year’s Eve as part of the 3rd Annual “Ball in the Hall” New Years Eve party with The Grass is Dead.
The Rudy Smith Pan Jazz Quartet with Rudy Smith (pan,) Ole Mathiessen (piano), Henrik Dhyrbye (bass), Ole Streenberg (drums) featuring guest support by Mark Cherrie & Dominic Grant.
The Sunshine Jazz Concert Series kicks off 2019 with the one and only Othello Molineaux, jazz steelpan master and innovator.
Described as “mold-breaking,” “alert and alive,” “dramatic,” and “vital” by The New York Times, Andy Akiho is an eclectic composer and performer of contemporary classical music. A virtuoso percussionist based in New York City, his primary performance instrument is the steel pan. Notable engagements include commissions by the New York Philharmonic, the National Symphony Orchestra and Carnegie Hall’s Ensemble ACJW, and multiple concerts at the Kennedy Center.
Akiho has been recognized with several awards, including the 2014–15 Luciano Berio Rome Prize, the 2015 Lili Boulanger Memorial Fund, a 2014 Fromm Foundation Commission from Harvard University, the 2014 American Composers Orchestra Underwood Emerging Composers Commission and many others. Additionally, his compositions have been featured on PBS’s News Hour with Jim Lehrer.
Akiho will be joined by the KU Percussion Group (KUPG), a nationally renowned chamber percussion ensemble dedicated to performances of new and classic percussion repertoire. Mobilizing percussion’s enormous sonic and stylistic breadth, KUPG presents invigorating performances of classic repertoire while collaborating with composers on groundbreaking new works.
KUPG’s mission is to work closely with composers on new works for percussion ensemble and is proud to have collaborated with some of America’s most talented young composers, including Amy Beth Kirsten, Tonia Ko, Caroline Shaw, Thomas Kotcheff and Andrea Mazzariello.
The sounds of the steelpan may conjure images of a sunny day in the Caribbean, but this versatile instrument is capable of a wide spectrum of genres and moods. Celebrated steelpan phenoms Victor Provost and Josanne Francis take you on an international journey that explores steelpan music from all hemispheres and the role of the percussive powerhouse in everything from jazz to Hindustani music.
Provost is a dazzling soloist whose improvisational voice and style earned him honors as “Jazz Percussionist of the Year” by Washington City Paper six years running and praise for his most recent album, Bright Eyes. Francis, known for her unique mix of Calypso, jazz, Indian, funk, rock and classical styles, is an alumna of Strathmore’s prestigious Artist in Residence program and has performed at the Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall, and numerous festivals around the world. Together Provost and Francis bring a diverse blend of genres to the AMP stage, rarely seen for the steelpan.
Vintage Fuh So! + Steel, remembering our greats.
Bermuda Institute presents steelpan showcase featuring local talent: Bermuda Institute Steelband, Sommersfield Steel Orchestra, De Onion Patch Crew, Berkeley Institute.
Marlow Jazz Club are excited about their February gig, thought to be one of the most unusual in their 42 year history of live events. It will feature the highly acclaimed and very successful Mark Cherrie Quartet. Leader Mark, from Trinidad, is a brilliant exponent of an instrument rare on the jazz scene – the steel pan, but far from concentrating on Caribbean music, his Quartet’s repertoire covers a wide spectrum, and his best selling new album “Joining The Dots” includes tunes by Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock and Pat Metheny as well as original material and the traditional folk tune “scarborough Fair”. One of Britain’s top pianist John Donaldson is a big name in the Quartet along with Eric Ford on drums and Mick Hutton on bass.