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Steelband and Jazz Ensemble Concert Live from NIU (Northern Illinois University)-online

When Steel Talks will carry internet video and audio stream live!

Global - As part of our ongoing effort to provide the global steelpan music community access to great music with stellar performances, When Steel Talks is pleased to announce that we will be carrying the free online live stream of the upcoming NIU (Northern Illinois University) concert on the WST steelband music network. The NIU Steelband will perform a combined concert with the NIU Jazz Ensemble.

The concert will feature arranger, composer and performing artist Sune Borregaard’s arrangements and compositions for steelband and jazz ensemble.  Borregaard’s arrangements will include Miles Davis’ Nardis and Dizzy Gillespie’s Manteca in addition to two original compositions, April and Blue Pan, both written specially for this unique collaboration.

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The NIU Steelband is directed by Liam Teague (Head of Steelpan Studies/Assistant Professor of Music) and Clifford Alexis (composer, arranger, tuner and builder).  NIU is one of the few institutions in the world at which students may pursue music degrees (Bachelors and Masters) with the steelpan as their major instrument of choice.  Professor Ronald Carter (director, NIU Jazz Studies), leads the NIU Jazz Ensemble.


Northern Illinois University Steelband performs at Boutell Memorial Concert Hall on campus

Time: March 20th 8:00–10:00 p.m.,  WST Network on the internet. 

If you are in Illinois you can go to the concert directly at:

Duke Ellington Ball Room in the Holmes Student Center, 340 Carroll Avenue, DeKalb, Illinois, USA.

The internet stream is being facilitated compliments of  Northern Illinois University.


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