Artist / Program Description:
Panoramic takes a wide-angle view of music. Formed by steelpan virtuoso Liam Teague and multi-instrumentalist Robert Chappell, the group combines intricate original compositions and intense improvisations with calypso, Afro-Cuban, Brazilian, and even East Indian rhythms. Featuring Orlando Cotto (congas), Doug Stone (saxophone), Phil Beale (drums), and Josh Ramos (bass), Panoramic pays tribute to its members' Caribbean heritage while seamlessly integrating the band's musical experiences in jazz, classical, and world genres into a unified whole. The group has performed from Taiwan to St. Lucia, and has worked with groups ranging from international conventions to elementary school students. The members of Panoramic are world-class musicians, master teachers, and are excited to share their music with people throughout Illinois.