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Steelpan Jazz at Lincoln Center to lead off 2008 Summer Concerts with a Bang


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New York - Abstract Entertainment, Inc. has once again put together a stellar lineup for the annual Steelpan Jazz Concert at the Home of Jazz at Lincoln Center.  The show is globally recognized as one of the world’s best of it’s class.  This year’s Saturday June 14th show is again guaranteed to redefine the musical boundaries of  the Caribbean Jazz genre featuring the steelpan instrument.

The event is famous for showcasing nothing but the most superb musicians in the world.  This year’s concert will feature three of the finest and most renowned pan jazz musicians - pannists Andy Narell, Garvin Blake and Rudy Smith, in addition to Grammy-award winning composer, musician, producer Ralph MacDonald.

Within a very short time Abstract Entertainment’s Steelpan Jazz Concert has developed a fantastic following in addition to firmly establishing it’s production as one of  Lincoln Center’s best shows.  The concert – which routinely sells out – is held on the Father’s Day weekend, and this year the venue is the prestigious Fredrick P. Rose Hall at the Home of Jazz at Lincoln Center.   Show time is 7:30 pm, with a complimentary pre-concert reception beginning at 5:30.  Tickets are immediately available at

Ralph Ramsey, president of Abstract Entertainment is extremely proud of this year’s lineup as the audience will be treated to a ‘world first’ as these great musicians have never been on the same card before.  It is a steelpan enthusiast’s and panjazz dream, as all three musicians hail from different parts of the world and bring a unique musical experience to the musical genre and steelpan instrument.  Narell, Greenidge, Blake and MacDonald in the same building, will no doubt shake the rafters of Lincoln Center.  

Abstract Entertainment executives also say this will indeed be one of those special historical musical  moments when people ask “were you there when...?”

Noted musician, composer and Heads Up International recording artist Andy Narell who currently resides in France, and is well–known worldwide for his steelpan musical performances, compositions and recordings, will present an acoustic jazz band featuring the brilliant calypso ambassador  “Lord Relator.”  Trinidad’s Rudy Smith considered by many to be one of the top jazz panist on the steelpan instrument, will be part of the Caribbean All Stars featuring Ralph MacDonald.  And New York’s Garvin Blake whose cutting–edge urban style has raised the bar on the pan jazz genre, will feature a world cast of musicians, including celebrated musical composer, arranger and keyboard great Frankie McIntosh.

The steelpan music genre has exploded - attracting and generating large dedicated fans bases all over the globe.  The show is again expected to be sold–out well in advance, according to the producers, as a result of its all-star line up, in conjunction with the normal Father’s Day weekend intrigue and on-going Caribbean Month celebration.

Previous Abstract Entertainment Steelpan Jazz Concerts have received an ‘A’ rating (must–attend) from WST (When Steel Talks) music concert rating system.  Tickets are available now:

For more information:
Contact Abstract Entertainment: | Phone Number - 516.802.4129 | Ralph K Ramsey  

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