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Steve Butters

Steve Butters has been performing professionally in Chicago since 1991 after completing a graduate degree in music at the University of Illinois. He has performed throughout the United States, Europe and Asia as a soloist and a member of such diverse groups as Tone Road Ramblers, Ensemble NoAmnesia and Maverick Ensemble. He has recorded for the Opus One, Einstein and Drag City labels. Though still widely regarded as an interpreter of contemporary percussion music, Steve began focusing on the steel drum soon after moving to the Chicago area.

In addition to performing, Steve is currently on the faculty of Chicago State University where he teaches Percussion and Percussion Methods. He is also the percussion instructor at Elgin Community College where he directs the Elgin Community College Steel Band program.


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Percussionist Steve Butters and his steel drum group, Pan Chicago, have been livening up the Chicago area with sounds of the Caribbean since 2000. Whether you’re looking for the the beautiful subtlety of a solo steel drum, the party grooves of a duo, trio or quartet, or the exhilarating power of a full 12-piece steel orchestra, Pan Chicago will make your next event special.