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Steelin' Jazz

Steel Drum Band from Oak Park, IL - Will travel up to 100 miles
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$675 - $2800 per event
"LIVE MUSIC IS BEST" Enjoy Steelin' Jazz led by the world acclaimed steeldrum artist from Trinidad, Lightning George. Hear why they say his steeldrum (pan) sounds like a piano as he plays with 3 sticks and 2 steelpans. Lightning performs as a soloist, duo, trio, quartet or even a big band. His musicians are top notch and present the highest quality of musical performance delighting audiences of all ages. They have performed at festivals in Chicago, St. Louis, Athens, Montreal and Trinidad, and many clubs and private events. They have received rave reviews calling them brilliant, magical and extraordinaire. They have performed with calypso greats, jazz greats and also Bonnie Raite. They have recorded 4 CDs Their repertoire is vast and includes all standard jazz tunes as well as reggae, calypso, latin, swing, pop and bossa nova. To list their repertoire would take too many pages. If they've heard the tune, they can play the tune. Their music is vibrant and joyful, never programmed or plastic. Experience their wonderful sound, the perfect blend of island heat and cool jazz.


We look forward to working with you to bring great live music to your special occasion.



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Fundraiser

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The band was wonderful. It was an outdoor event, and the band created the perfect atmosphere with their music. I would definitely hire this band again.

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Wedding Ceremony

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We had a barbecue wedding and the band just elevated the event to a classy caribbean affair! They took requests and were sensitive to the mood of the crowd. They were low key through dinner and then got a bit more revved up for dancing later on.I would trust them at a wedding and definitely recommend them for any affair.

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Excellent introduction to the origins of steel drums and history of the Trinidad by Cathy George. Thoughtful and talented performance by Clyde "Lightning" George. Large, engaged crowd for the performance. Very professional and easy to work with--responsive to all emails and logistics. My only recommendation is that Clyde is very soft spoken and he should always have a microphone at his solo performances and a few more recognizable (popular) calypso standards should be "woven" into the performance. That being said, i still rate the performance as an overall "5," just constructive suggestions for the Georges in a library venue. Thank you, Jennifer

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2014
Sep
6
Fundraiser
Hinsdale, IL
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
2011
Sep
10
Cocktail Party
Itasca, IL
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
2011
Aug
20
Birthday Party (Adult)
Ravenna, MI
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
2011
Aug
7
Church Service
Oak Park, IL
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
2011
Jul
30
Wedding Ceremony
Chicago, IL
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2011
Jul
30
Private Event
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
In a Mellow Tone
Duke Ellington
Sugar bum bum
Lord Kitchener
Sir Bertie
King Crazy
Backyard Party
Lord Kitchener
The Bull
Lord Kitchener
Pan in A Minor
Lord Kitchener
Fire Fire
Calypso Rose
Progress
Winsford Devines
Pan Birthday
Lord Kitchener
Old lady walk a mile & a half
Lord Kitchener
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Please note Steelin' Jazz will also travel to Chicago, Forest Park, Berwyn, Cicero, Hines, River Forest, Carol Stream, Maywood, Riverside, Brookfield, Bellwood, Lyons, Melrose Park, River Grove, La Grange Park, Stone Park, Westchester, Berkeley, Franklin Park, Hillside, Hinsdale, Norridge, North Lake, Schiller Park, Summit Argo, Bedford Park, La Grange, Western Springs, Burbank, Bridgeview.
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