My name is Iman Pascall, I was born and raised in the “Pan Yard”, more specifically i was born in Brooklyn Hospital on May 22nd, 1987 and raised in Brooklyn,NY. I started playing the steel pan at the age of 4 and i played with my first steel band at 6yrs old. At the Pan Yard where i spent most of my days, i received my first form of music education studying under the older players in the band. Always being the smallest and youngest player in the yard i had to use my ears and eyes to learn music. From a young age i’ve been performing across the U.S. and the Caribbean
in numerous concerts and competitions.
At 11yrs old I was the youngest person inducted into the CUNY Music Hall of Fame. I’ve performed with Notable Pannist such as Len “Boogsie” Sharpe, Dane Gulston, Garvin Blake and many others. At 16 i won a full scholarship to Florida Memorial University Steel Pan program, while attending FMU i was also the recipient of the Melton Mustafa Jazz scholarship .
At 17 I placed 2nd in the National ACT-SO competition. Along with monetary and material prizes, i received a scholarship to the Berklee College of Music 5 week summer program, where i was awarded a 4 year scholarship to attend the college. In 2008 i was invited to perform in the Jazz at Lincoln Center: Pan Jazz concert series. Currently I’m studying with Dave Samuels at BCM as well as writing music and performing with my band Utopia Pan Soul:Next Generation/Youth Groove in Brooklyn, NY.
Experience & Education
Part-Time Work Study for Berklee College of MusicJanuary 2009 to Present (over 4 years)
As a Percussion Dept. work study I set up instruments, move equipment and assist visiting artist before during and after their performances.
Pannist, Drummer and Arranger. for Utopia Pan Soul:Next Generation, Youth GrooveMay 2005 to Present (over 8 years)
Founder, Musical Director for D'Yard International Inc.May 2004 to Present (over 9 years)
*D'Yard International Inc.* is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization that i founded in High-school to facilitate myself and other young musician with the access to music education and performance oppurtunities.
Private Lesson Instructor for D'Yard International Inc.May 2001 to Present (over 12 years)
-Steelpan Technique -Competition Preperation (Writing Arrangments and performance techniques) -Music theory
Musician for Carib Beveage co.May 2009 to September 2009 (4 months)
Assit. Musical Director, Performer and Arranger. for Unique Sound Ablest Inc.January 2001 to June 2006 (over 5 years)
BM in Performance, Music Business Management at Berklee College Of Music2008 to 2013 (5 years)
BM in jazz Studies, Music Buisness at Florida Memorial University2005 to 2007 (2 years)