Afro Cuban Percussion Workshop with
Jack Duncan

Friday, March 6th, 2020 – 7:30 pm.
Fee: $25 per person.
Registration is now Open.
Register by clicking on the March 6th event in our Event Calendar. Register Here!


This clinic offers the participant an opportunity to learn Afro Cuban Percussion with master percussionist Jack Duncan. Jack is a dynamic performer and educator who is recognized for his work as a pioneer in the study and promotion of Afro Cuban and African music. With over 30 years of experience, Jack has a depth of knowledge from the source that he loves to share with his students. 

The foundations of the music will be covered, giving the students an insight into the African roots and European influence that have had an effect on how it has evolved into what is being played today.  

Jack Duncan

Jack Duncan – bio
Percussionist Jack “Jakito” Duncan is a dynamic performer and dedicated educator who is recognized internationally for his work as a pioneer in the study and promotion of Afro-Cuban and African music. His never-ending quest for knowledge and belief in finding it at the source has taken him to Senegal, Mali, Burkina Faso, & Gambia, where he studied with Master Drummers Dou Dou N’Diaye Rose and Petit Toure Director of the National Ballet of Senegal. 

Whether you are a percussionist, instrumentalist or vocalist this clinic will help you develop and improve your ability to hear how the patterns fit together and also give you hands-on experience and opportunity to play authentic Afro Cuban Rhythms.  

Jack’s dynamic and sophisticated percussion playing has earned him a national and international reputation. He has been sought out by many top artists in North America (Chicago, Donna Summers, Ricardo Lemvo & the Makina Loca) to contribute his unique skills and experience for both stage performances and studio recordings. Jack was a featured performer at the Havana Jazz Plaza Festival with the late Pucho Lopez and has performed with world-renowned musicians including Chucho Valdes, Arturo Sandoval, and J.J. Johnson.  He is also a founding member of Hugh Fraser’s Vancouver Ensemble of Jazz Improvisation and performs with John Korsrud’s Hard Rubber Orchestra, Orquesta Goma Dura, Drum & Light Orchestra, and  Zapato Negro. Jack has appeared on over 60 CDs, receiving a Juno Award for his work on Alpha ‘YAYA’ Diallo’s album “The Messenger”. Jack has been involved in music soundtracks and as an expert music advisor for Television shows “Sentinal” ” Saved” “The L Word” and Movie soundtracks, most notably the Grammy and Oscar Award-winning animated movie “Ratatouille” Disney Pixar.

Halloween Week Closure

The School will be closed for the annual City of Delta Haunted House Event
The school is closed from Saturday, October 26 to November 1st inclusive. There are no scheduled classes during that time.

Great American Song Book
A Cabaret with Larry Ennis and the Students of
Tracy Neff

Friday, October 18th – 7:30 pm
Kinsroom at the School
Admission by donation

Vocal Masterclass with Simon Isherwood
Saturday October 26th, 3pm
Ladner Community Centre Activity Room

Percussion Workshop With Jack Duncan
Friday, November 8th, 7:30 pm at DCMS.

South Delta Drum Festival 
with DCMS Instructor Rick Klemm
Sunday, November 17th
Contact Rick Klemm for details.
Drum Festival Facebook Page

DCMS Society Annual General Meeting
Saturday, November 23rd, 2019 – 4 pm
Delta Community Music School, Kinsroom

Fall Student Recital
Sunday, November 24th, 2 pm.
Ladner United Church, 4960 48th Ave.
There will be an online signup process for faculty to sign students up for this.
Registration cut off November 14th.

Karen Nakajima Studio Recital
Saturday, December 7th, 6:30 pm 
All Saints United Church, Ladner Trunk Road at Arthur Drive

December Student Recital
Sunday, December 15, 2 pm
Ladner United Church.
There will be an online signup process for faculty to sign students up for this.
Registration Cut off December 5th.

Come and Hear our Faculty from the Thrive City String BootCamp and Delta Community Music School in performance to raise funds for the Thrive City String Boot Camp.  Help us raise funds to send kids to summer camp.

Infinitus – 
John Littlejohn – violin, Anthony Cheung – viola, Alex Cheung – cello
with Guests Julie Latimer – violin and Stephen Robb – clarinet.
Featuring a Special performance of the Weber Quintet for Clarinet and Strings and Oblivion by Piazzolla 

Also featuring a performance by our Camp Assistants Samantha Kung, Sejal Lal, Jeffrey Yamasaki and past camp participants Claire Kylheku, Phoebe Littlejohn, Jasper Littlejohn, Yuzuh Bishop, Makoto Devolin, and Kai Devolin

Saturday, March 9th, 2019 – 6 pm – 9 pm
Petras by L’Aromas – 1200 56th Street, Delta BC. 

Tickets $20 per person (includes one beverage) – online or $25 at the door (if available).

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Come here our Tuesday Night Jazz Bands performing Tuesday, June 5th, starting at 7 pm. Petras by L’Aromas – 1200 56th Street (at 12th Ave.) in Tsawwassen BC.

Directed by Brad Muirhead.