Thursday, May 17, 2012

Third Annual Pan Ramajay Summer Steel Drum Festival

Come and join us July 8-13, 2012 for more great pan music.  There is still time to register!
2010 Festival faculty members (L-R): Ray Holman, Michael Spiro, Jim Munzenrider.
There is still time to register for the Third Annual Pan Ramajay Summer Steel Drum Festival in Denver, CO.  The 2012 festival will again feature Trinidadian pan master, Ray Holman, along with Tom Miller, Alan Lightner, and
Jim Munzenrider, of "Pan Ramajay", "Pan Jumbie's", Don Prorak and Rick Henson of "Rocky Mountain Steel Bands".
The registration deadline is June 15, 2012, and fast approaching so don't hesitate.  Please join us July 8-13 for another week of great pan music. More info can be found at

Please join us July 8-13, 2012 at
Denver CO 80208
Get more information by visiting our site

Pan Ramajay's, Alan Lightner and Tom Miller.
Festival participants perform in the finale concert.
Faculty member, Don Prorak with Ray Holman.
POB 101922 Denver CO 80250

Vintage Pans for sale

A friend of mine has two oldies but goldies for sale:
1 - Painted C lead tenor, circle of fifths, built by Patrick Arnold. Comes with stand and fiber case; all for the bargain price of $375. Actually sounds pretty good.
1 - Set of Ellie Mannette built, painted double seconds. Comes with stand and fiber cases for $950.

Both set of pans were probably built in the 80s and look a little crude compared to today's pans, but they both have a surprisingly sweet ring probably due to the quality of steel that was available back then. Call me if you're interested. They won't be around very long.
510 222 1123

Steel Jams in May

         Steel Jam @ CSL Kitchen Tour,
  Beringer & Marsh Manor Center
May 18-28
Public Performances
   At Pebble Beach
Wedding Reception:
Steel Jam at Pebble Beach Wedding Reception

    Recent Bookings:
  • Wedding Reception at  the Monterey Peninsula Country Club.

  • Beringer Vineyards.

  • Steel Drum History Lecture and Concert at Laguna Honda Hospital.
  • Marsh Manor Center.
  • Private graduation party.
  • Rock Wall Wine Co. Open House & Luau.

  • "Heritage Night" celebration at a Bay Area elementary school,  May 16.

  • Performance for the CA Retired Teachers Association, May 21.

  • Interactive steel drum facilitation for Legal Aid of Marin event, June 1.

  • Oakland Zoo's "Walk in the Wild" Annual Fundraiser, June 23.

Steel Jam Logo
At Intuitive Surgical, Inc. "TGIF" party:
Steel Jam at Intuitive Surgical Inc TGIF Party
Mary at ISES Eventworld Conference at ATT Park
At ISES Eventworld Conference at
AT&T Park.
Our public performances in May include:
  • Fri., May 18, 10-2 PM, 32nd Annual Hillsborough "Kitchen Tour." This self-guided tour of five unique homes showcases newly-remodeled kitchens that feature historic and contemporary designs. (Steel Jam performs at 659 Brewer Dr.) $40 advanced tickets/ $50 at the door.  (This Community Service League fundraiser benefits San Mateo County's Mental Health Assoc. & YFES Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention Center.)  Buy tickets (or more info) HERE.

  • Sat., May 19 & Mon., May 28, (Memorial Day), 12-5 PM, Beringer Vineyards in St. Helena. Steel Jam returns to perform its wine-sipping, toe-tapping music on Beringer's beautiful grounds. (This regal estate holds the distinction of being the oldest continuously operating winery in the Napa Valley.) Usual tasting fees apply. Click HERE for Beringer's website.

  • Thursday, May 24, 6-8 PM at the Marsh Manor Center as part of their "Live Music on the Patio!" series. (Florence St. @ Marsh Rd., Redwood City.)  Click HERE for more info.
Hope you can come on out
to have a listen
or do some dancing!
The summer party season is just around the corner and Steel Jam can help solve your entertainment needs.

Steel Jam @ the Corinthian Yacht Club 9-1-08 2 A small graduation party, a company picnic for hundreds, or a conference for thousands--Steel Jam makes the entertainment a success!
We also offer fun, hands-on, interactive sessions for team building, parties, fairs, festivals, etc. Email me for details and rates.

Bring on the summer!

Mary Spalding

Watch video here of a 1-min. clip at a Google picnic performance.               
Cell:  (415) 823-4601
Email Link:

Harmonics Revival

Former members of the Harmonics Steelband had a rare get together at the Hyatt Regency in Monterey last night. L-R: Fogi Glasgow on 3-Cellos, Paul Sangg on DSeconds, Harry Best on LTenor, and Peter Best on DSeconds.