Nambo Robinson & Idren Workshop
“FROM Mento-ska-reggae and beyond”
Ronald “Nambo” Robinson
(Trombone and vocal)
Andrew Ayre : bass
Shawn Anderson: drums
Rev. Stephen Maxwell: keyboards
Maurice Gordon: guitar
Derrick Stewart: drums
And other surprise guests
THURSDAY AUGUST 27th, 2009
8: 30 p.m.
Redbones Blues Cafe
21 Braemar Avenue
Ronald “Nambo” Robinson is a trombonist, vocalist and recording artist and in demand studio musician that has been in the business for over 40 years. He has recorded and toured with the Wailers Band, Sly and Robbie, Peter Tosh, Jimmy Cliff, Dennis Brown, Beres Hammond, Freddie McGregor, Lauren Hill and many more. A founding member of the 809 Band, he is a also a member of Jamaica’s most recorded horn section The Ras Brass( with Dean Frazer and Chico Chin), The Mystic Revelation of Rastafari and “ We The People Band”
Although he considers himself a late comer in the business starting at 18 years, nonetheless he has accomplished a lot and has completed several solo albums: Nambone Ska, Sing and Play, Reggae in my Bones and Raw Roots Rock Reggae to name a few.
Bassist Andrew Ayre has just completed his 1st year at School of music in the jazz and pop program with Maurice Gordon being his tutor on his principal instrument. He was the best student in his year in his department and has also been doing shows with Mr. Gordon along with church and other local artists.
Keyboardist Stephen Maxwell has just completed his 2nd year at School of music in the jazz and pop program. He studied classical piano before switching to the jazz and pop department. He plays in church on the rock, M. Gordon and other local artists.
Drummer Shawn Anderson has also just completed his 2nd year at School of Music in the jazz and pop program. He is active locally with Mr. Gordon, Michael Sean Harris and other local acts.
The youngest member of the band is Nambo’s son and guitarist N’namdi who is also a student of Gordon. He has performing with his father on occasions as well with Gordon’s annual student showcase.
There will be special guests on the show and they will include Maurice Gordon, Gibby and drummer Derrick Stewart and other surprise guests.
Nambo is interested in preserving and presenting the Jamaican music experience that is not being presented anymore by local musicians. He would like present an evening of fine music in a variety of idioms from mento, ska, rocksteady to reggae and dancehall.