Steelpan Arranger

James Clarkson

James Clarkson

James Clarkson  - Angel Harps Steel Orchestra
Panorama Championships 
Grenada -
1973, 1984, 1985, 1987, 1990, 1991, 1993, 1998, 1999, 2005, 2008, 2011, 2015
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James Clarkson was born in Grenada on 21 April 1944, and has had a distinguished lifelong career in music with early exposure at the age of 12. He later joined the band of the Royal Grenada Police Force, appeared on stage with his father’s band, and by 17 was a member of the band of the Trinidad Defence Force as lead arranger and first trumpet player.

By 23 years of age, he was the Director of Music of the band of the Royal Grenada Police Force, and soon became the arranger for the very successful Republic Bank Angel Harps Steel Orchestra, a post he still holds today.

The Awards ceremony and presentation of the Citation will be a highlight of the Opening Concert of the Naniki Caribbean Jazz Safari, with performances from Peter ‘Zack’ Bernard, (Grenada/USA) Derek McKeith’s Blues Band, (USA) and Quiet Fire will bring to an end an exciting first night of music.

Source: Grenada Now

Angel Harps with James Clarkson


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