The New roycrosse Quintet
The Sound of Steel and Strings
roycrosse, steel drums
Jeron White, bass
Bruce Jacobs, drums
Johhny Rocco, percussion
Before relocating to Baltimore, Steel drum player roycrosse worked with several small ensembles in variety of venues in the Hudson basin region, from café singers to live concerts. Performing at New Jersey Performing Arts Center summer concerts, the East Orange Jazz Festival and a host of venues in the New Jersey New York region. He has also worked with Musicians in Pittsburgh, PA., Mexico City and the Caribbean. Originally from Trinidad and Tobago he started playing the “Pans” with Trinidad All Starts in Port of Spain. He has performed at Joe Squared in Baltimore, Johns Hopkins, Aida in Columbia and other venues in the Baltimore, and DC area.
Jeron White, another baltimore native, started playing the bass after starting his interest in music playing trumpet. He started palying trumpet in the 5th grade, and through high school.
After that he started playing electric bass, and soon after the upright bass. After some instruction, and being self taught, he has continued to grow, and expand continuously.