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Clyde George PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 12 October 2009 21:03

Clyde "Lightning" George, was born in Trinidad and started performing with steel bands at the age of nine. His mentor, Bertie Marshall, gave Clyde his Calypso name ,"Lightning", for his quickness to learn and play music. Clyde studied under Bertie in Bertie’s band" Highlanders", where he became proficient playing with 3 and 4 sticks on the double tenor pan. He was the soloist steel drummer for 2 years at the popular Port of Spain nightclub , The Penthouse. In the 70’s Clyde went with his band " Sunny Days" to perform on the cruise ships. In 1979, he moved to Chicago, where his love for jazz music has fourished. He has performed in Chicago, Amsterdam, Venice, and Athens with many renowned jazz artists including Willie Pickens, Robert Shy, Clark Terry, Ira Sullivan, and Ray Bailey. Festvals performed at include International Jazz Fest at Sea , Taste of Chicago, Chicago Jazz Fest , International Festival of Life. He has done numerous radio and TV commercials and is featured in the movies "The Boy Who Loved Christmas", "Calypso Dreams" and "The Bertie Marshall Story.


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