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Percussion Things


PERCUSSION THINGS

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Percussion Things


PERCUSSION THINGS

THE MASTERFUL MUSICIAN & THE BAND

PERCUSSION THINGS IS A PERCUSSION DRIVEN JAZZ BAND AND MORE. THE INCOMPARABLE MR. LEN BARNETT PERFORMS IS OWN UNIQUE STYLE OF PERCUSSION DRIVEN JAZZ AND HAS SHARED THE STAGE WITH MANY WELLKNOWN PERFORMERS, INCLUDING KIRK FRANKLINCAB CALLOWAYKIRK WHALUMJOE MCBRIDE AND JOE VINCELLI AND A HOST OF OTHERS. FOR BOOKING OR MORE INFORMATION VISIT THE CONTACT PAGE. 


(Len Barnett in studio)

ABOUT LEN BARNETT

Len Barnett is a highly respected and sought after performer and educator. Len hails from Memphis Tennessee. Since childhood he has been immersed in the American musical traditions of Jazz, Blues, and R&B. He is a versatile experienced percussionist in several musical genres performing traditional rhythms and instruments from a diverse variety of cultures. He has performed with numerous acclaimed musicians; Kirk Franklin, Debbie Allen, Kirk Whalum, Philip Baily, Cab Calloway and noted local jazz artist Joe McBride, Tom Braxton and Freddie Jones.

Touring has taken him all across the USA, around Europe and throughout South America. When he's not on tour, or in the recording studio, you'll find him teaching and/or serving as accompanist for the Dance Departments at renowned organizations such as; Booker T. Washington for the Performing and Visual Arts, Dallas Black Dance Theatre, Anita N. Martinez Ballet Folklorico, Brookhaven College and others.

 
 

Len's notable performances include Imagination Celebration, TITAS, African American Museum, KidsArts, Dallas Parks and Recreation After School Programs, Dallas City Arts Program, Anita N. Martinez Ballet Folklorico and recently, for Dallas Summer Musicals/Disney's "Lion King" Workshop. You can hear Len's work on the gospel soundtrack for Disney's "The Prince of Egypt" and Kirk Franklin’s platinum New Nation CD, as well as the CDs of noted local jazz artists.


WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING...

THIS ECLECTIC LIFE - "ARE YOU FAMILIAR WITH THE TODD RUNDGREN SONG "BANG ON THE DRUM ALL DAY?" OH, GO GIVE IT A LISTEN AND YOU WILL BE DANCING IN YOUR SEAT. THE LYRICS INCLUDE THE LINE: "I DON'T WANT TO WORK, i WANT TO BANG ON THE DRUM ALL DAY." FOR MY FRIEND LEN BARNETT THAT IS HIS WORK! WITH HIS GROUP PERCUSSION THINGS, HE TRAVELS ALL OVER NORTH TEXAS DELIGHTING AUDIENCES WITH HIS RHYTHMS." (CONTINUED...)

PERCUSSION FOR WORSHIP - "INTERVIEW WITH DAYSTAR'S LEN BARNETT. TUNE INTO CELEBRATION ON THE DAYSTAR NETWORK AND CHECK OUT THE BAND. IT'S GREAT TO SEE THAT THE LINEUP OF MUSICIANS INCLUDES A PERCUSSIONIST. ONE OF THE PLAYERS SHARING THE PERCUSSION SPOT IS LEN BARNETT." (CONTINUED...)

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Rhythms of Christmas - Len Barnett & Percussion Things, featuring Margo Rey

 Margo Rey

Margo Rey

The Irving Black Arts Council continues their 30th Anniversary season with “Rhythms of Christmas,” an evening of music, poetry, art and more. The star-studded event features Percussion Things with Dallas-based jazz percussionist Len Barnett, LA-Based Billboard Top 20 Singer/Songwriter Margo Rey and ICTN's award-winning TV Personality Cathy Whiteman.

December 1 @ 7:30 pm |$15 – $20| Buy Tickets

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Percussion Things in performance at the Dallas Museum of Art, featuring LaLa J.

(Image Credit: "Len Barnett" by Tamytha Cameron)

LEN BARNETT PERCUSSIONIST CREDIT

Year/Album/Artist/Credits

• 2010 Kirk Franklin: Double Play, Kirk Franklin. Len Barrett - Percussion

Double Play by Kirk Franklin available on Amazon.com.

• 1998 The Nu Nation Project, Kirk Franklin. Len Barrett - Percussion

The Nu Nation Project by Kirk Franklin available on Amazon.com.


OUR CLIENTS INCLUDE...

Dallas Arboretum, Anderson Consulting, African-American Museum of Art, Dallas Museum of Natural Science, Irving Arts Center, Imagination Celebration, National Black Mayors’ Conference, African-American Heritage Celebration, Dallas Summer Musicals, Dallas Black Dance Theater, Dallas Parks & Recreation, Pier 1 Imports, Robb & Stucky, Intl., Marie Gabrielle Restaurant, Collin County Community College District, SPCA of Texas, Goode, Farrell & Fulton, Volunteer Center of Dallas, The Links, Inc. - Ebony Fashion Fair, Cedar Crest Golf, Parkland Hospital, Aids LifeWalk, and many more...


WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING...

"I recently had the greatest misfortune of having a delayed connecting flight at Love Field on Thursday, 12/22. I was blessed that day because I heard the most wonderful Christmas music -- Jazz style & I couldn't stop moving to it, nor sit down to eat when I only had 15 minutes!!! ...Thanks for a wonderful & unexpected Christmas gift!" - Lorraine Davis-Quick