Mary Spalding & Steel Jam
Calypso ~ Reggae ~ Hawaiian
Since her introduction to the Steel Drum, Mary Spalding has devoted the past 24 years studying and performing steel drum music, and has had the pleasure and honor to perform steel drum with the Invaders Steel Orchestra
on the Caribbean island of Trinidad
. Through her studies in the states, she received an M.A. in World Music from Wesleyan University, Connecticut and a B.A. in Music Education from the Lawrence University Conservatory, Wisconsin.
Mary Spalding moved to San Francisco in 1993 in order to participate in the thriving World Music scene in the Bay Area. Since then, she has energized countless corporate, community and private events?from small backyard affairs to large corporate conferences. Her innovative ensembles combine steel drums and percussionists with mp3 backing tracks to create an excitingly diverse repertoire of Calypso, Reggae, Samba, Jimmy Buffet selections, Hawaiian, Jazz, Pop and even Classical music (especially nice for weddings). Whether an intimate cocktail party or a large outdoor picnic is desired, Mary Spalding and her steel drum ensembles provide the perfect musical atmosphere to help make any size event a fun success.