Jeff Narell is an internationally known steel panist, Afro-Caribbean percussionist and educator-clinician who has dedicated his life to promoting the artform and expanding the musical range of the steel pan.
He studied in the 1960’s with Ellie Mannette, the principle inventor of the modern steel drum.
Billy Johnson, drummer with the band Five Ten was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He began playing drums at the age of six. While living in Philly, he worked with Patti Labelle, Noel Pointer, and producer Dexter Wansel.
Working with Dexter Wansel provided the opportunity to record with Donny Hathaway playing drums on Donny’s song “You Were Meant for Me”.