Tom Teasley's Cross-Cultural Ensemble
Master percussionist Tom Teasley returns with his eclectic collection of instruments for a weekend residency.
Join master percussionist and adept musical collaborator Tom Teasley as he presents an evocative cross-cultural ensemble consisting of Kanjira (South Indian Classical Frame Drum) player Vidwan Shri Ganesh Kumar with Indian Bansuri flute and keyboards by John Wubbenhorst and Teasley's American jazz and funk percussion. Thai dance performed by classical Thai dancer Suteera Nagavajara delights the eyes while an eclectic blend of global fusion music unfolds to enchant the ears.
The concert kicks off Teasley's residency at the college and is followed by a screening of Charlie Chaplin's The Adventurer and Buster Keaton's Sherlock, Jr., accompanied by Teasley's original, live American jazz percussion score. PVCC Music Club and motion graphics students will also participate in the screening.
Tom Teasley is a critically acclaimed, award-winning musician, composer and sound designer. Among other honors, he received numerous Fullbright-Hays Awards for international collaborations, was named "World Percussionist of the Year" by Drum! Magazine and won three Helen Hayes Awards for his work in theatrical productions. His work with the U.S. State Department had him perform in Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Iraq, Samoa, Oman, and Jerusalem. Teasley has been described as "a percussionist in the widest and most exuberant sense of the word, musical wizard and multi-instrumental genius" by The Washington Post.
Main Stage Theatre, V. Earl Dickinson Building
This performance is supported in part by the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. Media support provided by CBS19 News.