Propelled by a steamroller of percussion and energized by jazz horns, DRUMHAND draws inspiration from the circuitous rhythms of hot climates and the melodic spirit of New Orleans parade bands. The group is becoming increasingly known for their innovative orchestrations; uplifting vibe and artistic accessibility to audiences of all ages. Their unique inclusiveness can be experienced in concert at festivals; schools performances; community events; street parties and nightclubs.
Founded in 2008 by percussionists David Chan (Shoot the Cameraman), Larry Graves (Mr. Something Something) and Steve Mancuso (PHD); DRUMHAND features the horn work of Marcus Ali (Cruzao/Jason Wilson) and Rebecca Hennessy (Woodshed Orchestra, Hobsonʼs Choice).
Recently, DRUMHAND has performed at the 2011 Ottawa International Jazz Festival; the Toronto Busker Festival; The Small World Music Festival (Toronto); Music Westport Festival (ON); the Skeleton Park Music Festival (Kingston, ON); Mundial Montréal and various events throughout Ontario and Québec.
Marcus Ali - Saxophones, Flutes, Percussion, Voice
David Chan - Palm Drums, Percussion, Voice
Larry Graves - Gome, Percussion, Voice
Rebecca Hennessy - Trumpet, Percussion, Voice
Stefano Mancuso - Marimba, Berimbau, Percussion, Voice