Vanessa Headley 2020 Panorama arranger of La Brea Nightingales Steel Orchestra - Large band category
Vanessa Headley has been named the 2020 Panorama arranger for La Brea Nightingales Steel Orchestra - large band category. Their 2020 Tune of choice: “Feeling It.”
In addition, Vanessa will be the arranger for Trinidad Valley Harps, medium band category and Golden Hands, small band category. Their 2020 Tune of choice: “De Party Now Start” and “Oil And Music” respectively.
Very few women have arranged for large steel orchestras in the Trinidad and Tobago National Panorama. In 1972 Merle Albino-de Coteau arranged for Chase Manhattan Savoy and Geraldine Connor arranged for Invaders Steel Orchestra 1983. Shenelle Abraham arranged for Skiffle in 2012, Mia Gormandy-Benjamin arranged for birdsong Steel Orchestra in 2017 and Jeannine Remy, for Hatters Steel Orchestra starting in 2005.