Jon Sterckx is an innovative percussionist with over 25 years experience of working with world percussion & is equally at home playing traditional world music forms and more contemporary ‘fusion’ music.
In 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 works as a freelance musician – performer, instrumental teacher, session musician and teaches and delivers workshops in schools & colleges. Jon is also an Associate Lecturer in music at the University of Plymouth.
“Jon provides a unique journey through all quarters of the world built around his inter-continental range of drums: tablas, riq, darabuka, vocal percussion, and much more! He is the creator of magnificent soundscapes that will transport you into an unmissable musical nirvana! DJ Ritu – DJ, radio presenter, world music pioneer.
Jon has played & recorded sessions for musicians & producers from around the globe, including 2x Grammy winning composer Christopher Tin (alongside Royal Philharmonic Orchestra & mixed at Abbey Road), Grammy Nominated producer Arun Shenoy & UK Folk Award winners Phil Henry & Hannah Martin.
Jon has performed at:
Festivals including: WOMAD, Musicport, Rhythmtree, Larmertree, MondoMix, Green Gathering, Pulse, Big Chill, Sunrise, Waveform, Plymouth Respect, Exeter Respect.
Melas including: Cardiff Mela, Belfast Mela, Glasgow Mela, Plymouth Mela, Basingstoke Mela, Swindon Mela event.
Venues including: Westminster Hall, St. Georges – Liverpool, Dartington Hall, Wales Millennium Centre, Rich Mix – London. Colston Hall – Bristol, Exeter Phoenix, Contact Theatre – Manchester, Barbican Theatre – Plymouth, Y-Theatre – Leicester, Grand Pavilions – Porthcawl. Celtic Manor, Wales.
Organisations including: Amnesty International, World Preservation Foundation, The Tulsi Trust, TEDxWarwick, Love Etiquette.
Navigate the site using the links above to find information about Jon’s performance work, workshops for schools, session recording. Listen to Jon’s music, buy cd’s and downloads and watch videos from performances. Use the contact page to contact Jon & for booking details and enquiries.
© Jon Sterckx 2015