Raised on Cape Cod, Musician/Artist Jefferey Clayton
(Music Director, Music Educator), founded PanNeubean
to share his passion for music.  His love-passion
for his
Jamaican heritage and the quality of
PanNeubean Steel is evident through his enthusiasm,
initiative and dedication to professionalism.  Showcasing
the Steelpan's versatility in Caribbean (reggae, soca,
calypso), Afro-Caribbean, Contemporary, Jazz, Soul,
Fusion and Classical music styles is the essence of
PanNeubean Steel.

    Clayton's steelpan, adventure began when he enlisted into
    the United States Army as a trumpet player.  This is where he was
    first featured as a trumpet player and soon highlighted as a
    steelpannist.  After three active years in the military he obtained a
    Bachelors of Arts degree in Sociology from the University of
    Massachusetts @ Amherst, where he concentrated on social equality
    in hope of providing greater opportunity for those who are less
    fortunate.  Clayton then obtained a Masters Degree in Music Education
    from the      New England Conservatory of Music because he felt
    that all children should be provided with the chance to express
    themselves musically.  (Clayton is Massachusetts Music Teacher
    Certified.)  As a young child he suffered hearing loss.  When he
    regained his hearing, music became his creative outlet.  With music
    Clayton found his voice and many opportunities.  Music has opened
    many doors, allowing him to view and speak of the world with broader

2009 : Army Band Musician Retired, 21 years.

The Steelpan is Clayton's chosen instrument because of its historic traditions and its uniqueness.  
The Steelpan originated from the people of Trinidad and Tobago.  Originally hand-made from
discarded oil drums left by the U.S. Navy, many of today's Steelpans are made for professional
use.  The Steelpan has become a symbol.  It represents the overcoming of social oppression of
slavery and government.  Today the Steelpan sings of vocal freedom
Clayton has had the privilege of performing with Calypsonian, Reggae and Soca Legends:  
Shadow, The Mighty King Barron, Gynner, The Mighty Duke, Ronnie McIntosh, Iwer
, Rupee, Denise Belfon, Sparrow and Johnny King.

He has shared the stage with:  
Stephen Marley, Wayne Wonder, Max Roach, The Duke
Ellington Band
and Chris Vadala.  He has also traveled as a Music Ambassador to Germany and
the Netherlands (Holland) and performed for the
President of the United States, Vice
, Colin Powell, Nets, Bruins, Yankee's, World Cup Games and CONCACAF Gold

PanNeubean Steel shared the stage with Bruce Hornsby and was the concert opener for Kenny
Chesney, Uncle Kracker
and Jimmy Buffet at the Tweeter Center, Boston, MA.

They have also been invited numerous times to play
Sunday River's Parrothead Festival, at
Fenway for the Red Sox and Gillette Stadium for the New England Patriots.  Over the years
they have played for millions of fans!.
PanNeubean Steel is committed to the music and the continued awareness and versatility of the
Steelpan and its ability to provide
"...An Oasis of Musical Moods...".    PanNeubean Steel hopes
that it's energetic, and positive attitude, empathy, esteem-enhancing approach, and
professionalism serve as a model for all adults and children.  Maintaining a high standard of musical
and personal excellence is the key to providing an unforgettable fun and entertaining event.
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