The Sunshine Jazz Organization of South Florida will present Othello Molineaux, one of the world’s leading steel pan virtuosos, in concert at 4 p.m. Sept. 26 at the Joseph Caleb Center in Liberty City.
Perhaps the most recognized name for his innovative talents on an instrument once considered a novelty, Molineaux will take the stage in the second of a two-part series sponsored by the SJO to celebrate South Florida’s premier musical talent.
Born in Trinidad and Tobago to a musical family, Molineaux is widely credited with introducing Pan to the jazz world. He learned to play piano then pan very early and left Trinidad in 1967 to pursue a career as a musician.
He burst onto the world jazz stage in 1976 after appearing on Jaco Pastorius' grammy nominated debut album and since then has performed worldwide with jazz greats including Dizzy Gillespie, Herbie Hancock, Monty Alexander, Weather Report, and Ahmad Jamal.
For this special concert, he will be accompanied by four of South Florida’s finest musicians. Each has achieved notable status for musical achievements as performing and recording artists and as educators.
Appearing with him will be Silvano Monasterios on piano, Jon Dadurka on bass, Rodolfo Zuniga on drums and special guest vocalist, Nicole Yarling.
If You Go:
The Joseph Caleb Auditorium is located at 5400 NW 22nd Ave.
Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door.
For tickets or more information, call the Caleb Box Office, 305-636-2350.