Portsmouth Community Concerts Presents: Paul McDermand

Portsmouth Community Concerts Presents: Paul McDermand

Sep 22, 2017 7:30 pm - Sep 22, 2017 9:00 pm

Paul McDermand began his musical career as a freelance percussionist in the Chicago area. At the age of nineteen, he assumed the percussion duties on a popular theatrical production playing in one of the Chicago’s downtown theaters. In 1993, Mr. McDermand received an invitation from New York to join a revival tour  of Andrew  Lloyd Webber’s Jesus  Christ  Superstar. Paul accepted, anchoring the rhythm section during sold-out performances throughout the world’s finest theatrical venues. Upon his return to Arizona, Paul began to develop an assortment of instrumental arrangements built around the steel drums, marimba and vibraphone, resulting in numerous CD releases. These recordings are embraced the world over for their easy nature and exotic beauty. Popular pianist Roger Williams (“Autumn Leaves”) once wrote to Paul “If you don’t stop making these beautiful recordings, you’ll put me out of business!” Paul has performed with a vast number of great musicians including Natalie Cole, Tony Bennett, Johnny Cash, Liberace, The Temptations and the Moody Blues. For more information please visit www.portsmouthcommunityconcerts.com.

Portsmouth Community Concerts Presents: Paul McDermand

Sep 22, 2017 7:30 pm - Sep 22, 2017 9:00 pm

Paul McDermand began his musical career as a freelance percussionist in the Chicago area. At the age of nineteen, he assumed the percussion duties on a popular theatrical production playing in one of the Chicago’s downtown theaters. In 1993, Mr. McDermand received an invitation from New York to join a revival tour  of Andrew  Lloyd Webber’s Jesus  Christ  Superstar. Paul accepted, anchoring the rhythm section during sold-out performances throughout the world’s finest theatrical venues. Upon his return to Arizona, Paul began to develop an assortment of instrumental arrangements built around the steel drums, marimba and vibraphone, resulting in numerous CD releases. These recordings are embraced the world over for their easy nature and exotic beauty. Popular pianist Roger Williams (“Autumn Leaves”) once wrote to Paul “If you don’t stop making these beautiful recordings, you’ll put me out of business!” Paul has performed with a vast number of great musicians including Natalie Cole, Tony Bennett, Johnny Cash, Liberace, The Temptations and the Moody Blues. For more information please visit www.portsmouthcommunityconcerts.com.

Location

Churchland High School

4301 Ceder Lane

Portsmouth, VA

Organizer

Portsmouth Community Concerts

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