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Jon Sterckx – Tabla player & World Music Percussionist

Jon Sterckx is an innovative tabla player & percussionist with over 30 years experience of working with world percussion & World Music.

With Drumscapes, his solo live sampling performances, Jon skilfully brings percussion from across the globe together with 21st century technology in a unique blend of rhythmic soundscapes, bouncy world rhythms & high energy drumming.

Jon is a freelance musician – performer, tabla & percussion teacher, session musician and teaches and delivers workshops in schools & colleges and universities. Jon also teaches weekly tabla classes in Swindon. Jon is based in Stroud, Gloucestershire, South West UK.

“Few percussionists, no matter how skilled, can captivate and keep an eager festival audience with a solo performance but Jon Sterckx's stunning Drumscapes are a masterclass in control and rhythm that hook the audiences from the first beats and carry them through to an invariably ecstatic climax.

Centred on the tabla, darabuka and riq (a Middle Eastern tambourine) Jon combines beats and rhythms from across the globe with cutting edge sampling and innovative vocal sculpting, building layered soundscapes that mix the experimental with the traditional and creating a uniquely intoxicating, exhilarating and, many say, trance inducing performance quite unlike any other.” Musicport Festival 2015.

Updated:  January 26, 2020

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