VICTOR PROVOST (US Virgin Islands)
Victor Provost is one of a small group of musicians who have tirelessly sought to change popular misconceptions about the role of the steelpans (aka steel drums) in jazz. In addition to being a pannist, he is a composer, educator, and recording artist.
DR. MIA GORMANDY-BENJAMIN (T&T)
Mia Gormandy-Benjamin is an Assistant Professor of Music at the University of Trinidad and Tobago (UTT). A native of Trinidad and Tobago, Dr. Gormandy-Benjamin received a Bachelor of Music degree (2009) and a ...
PROFESSOR LIAM TEAGUE (T&T)
Liam Teague is Professor of Music and Head of Steelpan studies at Northern Illinois University (NIU), where he also directs the renowned NIU Steelband. Teague is also the recipient of an NIU Presidential Research...
OJAY RICHARDS (T&T)
Ojay Richards is a pannist, arranger and composer, who had an early introduction to steelpan at the age of 5. His journey started with the Our Boys Steel Orchestra in Tobago, with whom he made his Panorama debut. It was the experience of Panorama that made Ojay fall in love with the steelpan with hopes to win all titles at the Trinidad & Tobago National Panorama.
ANDY CHICHESTER (Grenada)
The name Andy Chichester is probably best known throughout the Caribbean as a steelpan adjudicator as he has been adjudicating many steelpan competitions in the region. From his introduction as an adjudicator in 2002 for Pan Trinbago, Andy has been one of the most sort-after steelpan music adjudicators for other carnivals and festivals in the region to this day.