Experience. Value. Fun.
Do you want to see your guests dancing in a conga line? How about a limbo contest, or hula hoop dance off? For fun like no other choose St. Paradise Steel Drum Band! Lazell Williams has over 20 years of experience as a performer, holding a degree in Music Performance & Education, a graduate degree in marketing and coursework in administration. Each performance is handled with professional care and a customer centered attitude, and we are committed to providing high quality musical performance at a reasonable price.
If your special event is a party, conference, or a concert, St. Paradise Steel Drum Band is the best choice for a fun time!
Price Range: $200 and up
Gig Length: 90 - 300 minutes
What to Expect
We provide a "custom made" band tailored to your specifications-you choose the size, instrumentation, and song selection for your event. For audiences of 50 or 5000, you will get the best possible care.
We are proud of the work we do and would like to share these testimonials from our clients:
The Woods at Cherry Creek Apartment Homes
"We were all blown away by his performance! His 3 hour performance was full of high energy, professionalism, and beautiful music! We were all amazed by his talents and continue to have him back each year as residents request him by name each year! He is the reason our party is so memorable each year! I highly recommend Lazell Williams for your next event, you will not be disappointed!– Jolyn Daniels, Community Manager, Curtin Property Company
Gardner Lake Association, Gardner Kansas
"I would rave on about your incredible gift of music, but that is painfully obvious to even the untrained ear. But the fact that you were punctual, professional, and polite was greatly appreciated. I felt like we got more than our money's worth and I'm anxious to have you back next year."-Amy Heaven, Social Committee
Ty Harnden, Overland Park,KS
"I couldn't have been more pleased with what he did for this event. Not only did he sound great, he helped move the event along......"I would highly recommend him for any events in the future. I look forward to listening to him at the Intercontinental on Saturday afternoons here in Kansas City."
Lazell’s early influences include musical legends in the Kansas City Area- Rosa Bussard and Reggie May. As a young performer he was selected for several honor bands including the All City, All District, & All-State Band. As a college student he attended clinics and master classes with Dan Moore, Mat Britain, Jeff Moore; and studied privately with Dr. Dennis Rogers and Doug Auwater. Shortly after joining the Missouri Western Steel Drum Band he attended the West Virginia University Steel Drum Workshop where he met and studied with Percussive Arts Society Hall of Famer Ellie Manette, Darren Dyke and Alan Coyle, and performed with Ken “Professor” Philmore, Andy Narell, Jeff Narell, Tom Miller and Phil Hawkins.
Lazell has earned the reputation as one of the finest steel drummers in the Midwest. He performs regularly at the Intercontinental Hotel and for several restaurants, special events, and fairs throughout the country. He has also performed on call with the St. Joseph Symphony and percussion group Sticks of Thunder. He has shared the stage with Gospel and Jazz recording artists Shirley Caesar, Helen Baylor, Peggy Lacey, Champion, Bobby Connors, Steve Lawrence, Chad Hughes (Sir Wick), Jason Goudeau, and JWB (The James Ward Band).
As an educator, Mr. Williams has taught various high school bands, drumlines, camps, clinics, private drum lessons, and drum classes in the Greater Kansas City area. Since 2006 he has rebuilt and revitalized band programs in Kansas City leading to local and national showcase performances. Mr. Williams students’ are frequently selected to Honor Bands, District and State Bands, and a feature performance with the Kansas City Philharmonia. He is currently the Director of High School Band & Orchestra in Kansas City, where his band has been featured in several performances on local television and across the country.
Additional Booking Notes
Take it easy, we have you covered! We have a simple setup process, and we bring our own equipment for most events. We will work with you to make sure all details of the event meet your specifications.
Past Booked Events
|June 10, 2017 • 6:00pm - 9:00pm||Golf Club Party for Jon|
|May 27, 2017 • 6:00pm - 7:30pm||Bar Mitzvah for Zack|
|May 26, 2017 • 5:00pm - 8:00pm||Tentative Intercontinental Hotel|
The Big Idea
Let's Stay Together
Oye Como Va
My Cherie Amour
Isn't She Lovely
Stir it Up
Three Little Birds
Waiting in Vain
Walkin' The Cats
CARIBBEAN JAZZ PROJECT
CARIBBEAN JAZZ PROJECT
Island in The Sun
Just The Two of Us
Back at One
Hot, Hot, Hot
Take You Out Tonight
Red Red Wine
Samba De Orfeu
What You Won't Do for Love
GROVER WASHINGTON JR
Cast Your Fate To The Wind
With Long Life
Falling in Love With Jesus
Rock With You
She Gimme Love
No Woman No Cry
Girl From Ipanema
You are the Sunshine of My Life
What's Goin On
Influences & Inspiration
Ken "Professor" Philmore
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