Thursday, April 28, 2011
Ever heard disco on steeldrums?? Here's your chance to get a taste!
Come start the weekend with a delightful and diverse set of music! You can hear everything from traditional pan pieces from Trinidad to pop songs of the decades to original pieces performed live for the first time!
Friday, May 6 · 7:00pm - 8:00pm
455 Arguello Way, Stanford, CA 94305
here's the link to the event:
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
I'd like to invite you to spend this Friday evening with us at a
very cool venue in Martinez, THAT'S RIGHT MARTINEZ Armando's.
(website <http://armandosmartinez.com/> )
It's a great room run by people who really care about presenting quality music
with great sound, atmosphere and of course.
I'll be joined by:
Michelle Hawkins - flute, vocals
Greg Rahn - keys
Marc VW - bass
Derek Rolando - percussion
Brian Andres - drums
We may also have some special guests sitting in.
To get there; head straight up 680 to the last exit (before the bridge)
and turn left into Martinez.
We'll be playing most of the tunes from "Sugarcane Suite"
along with some classic material from "H2O".
The cost is $10 and the show starts at 8pm.
Thanks and I hope to see some of you there . . . should be a great hang
(MUCH better than working on taxes).
Thursday, April 07, 2011
Check out where they're beating on campus:
Saturday, April 02, 2011
Great show last night put on by the SF Panhandlers at their new CD release concert entitled “Pan is de ting”. The house was sold out, and the band was phenomenal. After singing one of his original tunes with the band 11-time Grammy Award winner Tony Lindsay remarked: “I should re-record this tune with this band.” I don’t think the Panhandlers and their Youth Brigade are conscious of just how good they are; and the fact that the band’s director Jim Munzenrider is approaching legend status with his latest production. In fact, let’s just dub him Jim “The Legend” Munzenrider.
Personally, I had a whale of a time sitting in on a couple of tunes including ‘three’ offerings of ‘Pan is de ting’, backed up by a 9-year-old vocalist named Maddie who matched me word for word with the lyrics. Then she broke off and took a pan solo before returning for the last verse. Amazing pipes. This kid might be the future of calypso.
The amazing Michael Spiro supervised a tight engine room with Mat Germano on drums and the dreadlocked Newton Martin on Iron.
All in all, this show was a blast. I think I heard Jim mention an upcoming concert with Robert Greenidge in December. I ain’ missin’ dat.
Panhandlers’ CDs can be purchased at www.csmsteeldrums.com, or catch them on Facebook as: Panhandlers Steel Drum Band.
Friday, April 01, 2011
POB 101922 Denver CO 80250
I took the last 8 months off from producing pans so that I could begin to learn the art of being a father. From time to time she is louder than a hundred hammers...but I'm having a blast! I missed hammering, but the opportunity to spend so much time with Anya was a true blessing. I'm excited to let everyone know that I resumed crafting my instruments this week. My workshop is now in San Rafael, CA. Take advantage of my discounts on tunings through the month of March: 1-3 instruments = $75/instrument (reg. $125), 4+ instruments = $55/instrument.
Feel free to email me or call 415-672-3846 to set up an appointment. Pass the news on to your
friends and colleagues and enjoy the attached photo, she's beautiful.
just come ready to have fun!!!
Instructor Harry Best, a native of St. Lucia, Harry is a seasoned steel drum instructor and performer.
Wednesdays April 20—May 25
Fee: $100 Resident/$105 Non Resident
6:00 PM—7:00 PM Class Code 16103
7:00 PM—8:00 PM Class Code 16104
Pickleweed Park Community Center Art Room
Pickleweed Community Center
50 Canal Street
San Rafael, California 94901