VCA Artists Nights: Tom Teasley, World Percussionist
Tom Teasley, described in the Washington Post as “a percussionist in the widest and most exuberant sense of the word,” maintains a unique career as a solo percussionist, composer and collaborator.
A 2010 Helen Hayes Theater Award recipient for outstanding sound design, Teasley tours frequently throughout the world performing and presenting clinics for the instrument companies he endorses including Yamaha, Vic Firth, Sabian, Remo, Latin Percussion and others. A three-time recipient of a Fulbright-Hayes grant for performances in the Middle East, Tom collaborated with indigenous musicians and gave historic performances in Saudi Arabia, the West Bank and Jerusalem. He has been an artist-in-residence at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and has collaborated with the National Symphony as both a soloist and composer. In an unusual performance/instillation of German Dadaist filmmaking masters Hans Richter and Viking Eggeling, Tom will perform original compositions which both complement and transform the original art.
Doors open at 7:30pm
Performance begins at 8pm
Cash bar and concessions will be available for purchase.