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Description: "Caribbean Jazz"

Jeff Narell - Trinidad steel pans/ vocals
Colin Hogan - keyboards/ melodica
Josh Jones - drums/ percussion

The trio plays a unique blend of Afro-Caribbean grooves enveloping a repertoire steeped in Latin, Reggae, Calypso, R&B and West Indian flavors in a jazz setting.  Tropical, urban, rootsy, sophisticated, adventurous.

“The area’s premiere calypso-soca band, led by pan player supreme Jeff Narell.”— Lee Hildebrand, East Bay Express

“Jeff solos like no tomorrow with crisp concise ideas tinged with bebop sensibility but with a touch of East Bay grease for sabor.”— Chuy Varela, Latin Beat Magazine

Jeff Narell is an internationally known steel panist, Afro-Caribbean percussionist
and educator-clinician who studied in the 1960’s with Ellie Mannette, the principle
inventor of the modern steel drum.
Narell has recorded and performed with a diverse array of artists including George
Benson, the Grateful Dead, Bobby McFerrin, and Olatunji and on four big box
office films, including 48 Hours and Commando. He has composed two theatrical
scores, one of which, commissioned for the California Shakespeare Company’s
production of The Tempest, won the Hollywood Dramalogue award for Best
Original Theatrical Score.

Colin Hogan has performed with Roy Ayers, Larry Graham, Peter Erkstine and Jazz Mafia.

Josh Jones' credits include Don Cherry, Taj Mahal, Afro Cuba de Matanzas and Hieroglyphics Ensemble.

Doors open 3:30
Date: Sunday, March 2, 2014
Time: 7:00pm-9:00pm EST
Duration: 2 hours
Priority: 5-Medium
Access: Public
Created by: Eloise Cotton
Updated: Wednesday, February 12, 2014 6:57pm EST
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