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Artist in Residence John Patti

April 24, 2018 @ 8:00 am - April 27, 2018 @ 8:30 pm

John Patti will be our Foundation’s Artist in Residence this year.  Join us for his workshops and concert performance.  A lot of fun in store during this residency!

John Patti will hold two workshops and a final concert performance:

  • Wednesday 4/24 1:00 – 3:00 Founders Hall:  “Steel Drums History & Song”.  Will demonstrate the steel drums and how to put together a solo piece; discuss the cultural background of the instrument; and perform some classical songs
  • Thursday 4/26 2:00 – 4:00 Founders Hall:  “Engine Room  and the Reserve Steel Band”.  Will teach the rhythm “engine room” of a band using multiple percussion instruments such as bongos, congas, shakers, cowbells, tambourines, rum bottles and brake drums; will create the Reserve Steel Band with Reserve member musicians or “want to be’s”; teach a song to the Reserve Steel Band that will be played during his final performance.  For this workshop, we will need to sign up two categories:  observers and active musician participants with limited 10 active ones first come
  • Friday 4/27 1:00 Reserve Steel Band practice session Founders Hall
  • Friday 4/27 7:00 – 9:00 pm Founders Hall:  Final Concert Performance:  John will perform various genres including jazz standards, classical movements, pop, Caribbean and original pieces; He will discuss the history and culture of the Steel Band briefly for those who have not heard it; Will premier the Reserve Steel Band’s first song.


April 24, 2018 @ 8:00 am
April 27, 2018 @ 8:30 pm
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