JT's ISLAND STEEL

Steel Drum Band from Phoenix, AZ - Will travel up to 500 miles
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J.T.'s ISLAND STEEL™ is Phoenix's premier steel drum band. ISLAND STEEL features a solo steel drummer with backing tracks and PA system to a full steel drum orchestra, including Moko Jumbie Stilt Walkers, Limbo Dancers and Much, Much more....

ISLAND STEEL™ is comprised of musicians experienced in all varieties of steel pan instruments from tenor to a six bass to create the calypso sound from the islands of the Caribbean (Trinidad/Tobago). The band is heard throughout Arizona and southern California at poolside concerts, festivals, clam bakes, limbo parties and beach front resorts. Just as 'Carnival' brings out the best of the panists in Trinidad, the spring and summer weather in the Southwest brings the music lovers outside to listen to Island Steel™ and the first truly unique musical instrument of the 20th Century. This island sound can create a relaxing and soothing tropical atmosphere with a few musicians, or a festive, energetic atmosphere with a full band in the tradition of Trinidad's Carnival!

James Taylor, musician, composer, arranger and leader has studied music since he was ten years old. He earned a degree in music performance focusing on percussion instruments. JT discovered steel drums while teaching a Boys and Girls Club group, then spent a year in the Caribbean aboard cruise ships and learning more about steel drums and the people of Trinidad. He also spent three years as a building apprentice to Ellie Mannette, known as the father of the steel drum. JT spends several months annually in Trinidad and St. Lucia performing for the Carnival season with over a 100 piece steel drum orchestra.

JT also offers an "EDUTAINMENT" concert with historical, cultural and geographical information about the steel drums.

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Birthday Party (Adult)

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JT is a very talented musician who has clearly mastered the art of steel drum performances. He was on time, very accommodating, and quite a crowd pleaser. Thanks JT!

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Funeral

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My family hired James for our mother's memorial service, and we could not have been more pleased. She loved Calypso music and did not want a sad funeral. James played appropriate pieces in a beautiful, light-handed way, creating a truly lovely atmosphere. Many people commented on how much they enjoyed his music and how it buoyed their spirits. James even learned a couple of my mother's favorite songs and played them island style, which really touched us all. We cannot thank him enough and highly recommend him.

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Cocktail Party

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Great party starter - used for our daughters wedding cocktail hour - the "happy" fun music put everyone in a sunshine mood despite the rain! Would recommend!

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2017
Jul
29
Birthday Party (Adult)
Chandler, AZ
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2017
May
12
Funeral
Scottsdale, AZ
9:00 AM - 9:45 AM
2017
Feb
18
Cocktail Party
Phoenix, AZ
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
2016
Aug
6
Private Party
Phoenix, AZ
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
2016
Jul
16
Private Party
Glendale, AZ
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2016
Jun
17
Birthday Party (Adult)
Phoenix, AZ
7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Margaritaville
Jimmy Buffett
Yellow Bird
Harry Belafonte
Under The Sea
Little Mermaid
One Love
Bob Marley
Jump in the Line
Harry Belafonte
Day- O
Harry Belafonte
Latin on de Court
Defosto
Limbo Rock
Chubby Checker
Hot Hot Hot
Arrow
Mary Ann
Harry Belafonte
Caribbean Band
Hawaiian Band
Latin Band
Reggae Band
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Beach Band
Acoustic Band
World Music Band
Wedding Band
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Baby Showers
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Please note JT's ISLAND STEEL will also travel to Glendale, Tempe, Peoria, Chandler, Sun City, Laveen, Mesa, Scottsdale, Cashion, Paradise Valley, Gilbert, Sun Lakes, Tolleson, Avondale, Higley, Goodyear, Litchfield Park, Youngtown, El Mirage, Fountain Hill, Sun City West, Queen Creek, Sacaton, Surprise, Maricopa, Fort Mcdowell, Apache Junction, Waddell, Carefree, Wickenburg.
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