Master percussionist/multi-instrumentalist Tom Teasley performs live on stage in a journey of World Music and innovative percussion techniques. This critically acclaimed, award-winning artist has traveled the globe, has worked with the National Symphony and served as artist-in-residence at the Kennedy Center. He is called "a percussionist in the widest and most exuberant sense of the word, musical wizard and multi-instrumental genius" by The Washington Post and in this lively concert. Teasley will showcase his versatility through a number of different instruments to create musical magic.
Please enjoy these examples of Tom's creative world / jazz fusion performances!
The following are from Tom's solo looping performances he presents all over the world.
The following videos are from Tom's World Fusion Solo Performances. The influences are from Africa, India, The Middle East and beyond combined with American jazz!
Word-Beat: Tom Teasley and Charles Williams
Word-Beat combines the artistry of singer/actor Charles Williams and world-jazz percussionist Tom Teasley in a program featuring inspirational texts by authors such as Langston Hughes and Nelson Mandela as well as African folk songs and proverbs. The duo achieves a true marriage of ancient melody and future sounds, combining the melodies of Africa, the West and beyond with inventive percussive rhythms. Timeless world rhythms evoked by Teasley’s masterful blend of ethnic percussion and cutting-edge electronics underscore traditional verse delivered in spirited performance art mode by Williams.