Steel Pan Artist Leon Foster Thomas

Concerts & Performances
Date Saturday, May 21, 2016, 8:30 pm Organization South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center Categories Concerts & Performances
Place South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center Address 10950 S.W. 211 Street, Cutler Bay Phone 786-573-5300 Website http://www.smdcac.org/

Steel Pan virtuoso Leon Foster Thomas is a unique force in modern jazz. All About Jazz has labeled him as “the next big thing on his instrument” (Dan Bilawsky). Examiner.com asserts that “his gift is an ability to bring forth any style with abandon, and play his steel pan as if it belonged in jazz all along” (Carol Bank Weber). The New York Amsterdam News has described his playing as “riveting, his artistry as unrivaled and his stage personality as dominant” (Misani). His latest release, Brand New Mischief, highlights his penchant for lyricism, his creativity as a composer. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 on the day of show.