On Saturday evening Jean-Sébastian Lacombe gave a stunning performance during a concert tour of mostly Latin American music with the Parkdale United Church Orchestra. The orchestra, conducted by Angus Armstrong took the audience to Mexico, Trinidad and Tobago, Cuba, Argentina, Brazil and Venezuela playing renditions of the popular tunes such as 'Begin the Beguine'. This was a very talented group of musicians gifted in many respects.
Jean-Sébastian "JS" performed the solo 'Jan Bach' (b. 1937) a concerto for Steelpan and Orchestra (1994). The audience was well entertained by JS and by his amazing talent and command of the steelpan. This very unique instrument played by JS and the performance by the orchestra produced truly 'hot music for a cold night'
Jean-Sébastian Lacombe began his study of percussion as a steel player at the age of twelve under the masterful tutelage of Ashton Hughes and Carlyle John-Baptiste. He is an accomplished musician having obtained a Masters Degree in Performance. He has also received numerous awards for performance excellence. In 2015, he performed the Canadian premiere of Jan Bach's concerto for Steel Pan and Orchestra with the Timmins Symphony.
Jean-Sébastien with the Timmins Orchestra
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