Paul Hansen’s percussion setup for Pajama Game at the 5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle, Washington.
Read Paul's write-up about the show, below the photos.
“Another great new Bruce Monroe orchestration for the 5th Avenue.
We've got my usual core of timpani to the left, and stacked vibes/xylo/glock cluster. For the famous ‘Steam Heat’ number I utilized one of my vintage brass cannon shells, and a Kabuki Chanchiki.
Bruce's Billy May style arrangement of ‘Hernando's Hideaway’ was sheer bongo heaven, allowing one to channel their inner Jack Costanzo.”
Paul Hansen has been active as one of the top percussionists in Seattle's music and theater circles for 40 years, with over 150 musicals to his credit, including the World Premiere engagements of Hairspray, Shrek, Young Frankenstein, Catch Me If You Can, and A Christmas Story.
As a concert musician he performs regularly with the Seattle Symphony Orchestra, the Pacific Northwest Ballet, and Auburn Symphony, and is a proud member of the Harry Partch Ensemble, based in Seattle.
Paul also serves as Managing Editor for Sheet Music Now, and is co-founder of the Pacific Rims Percussion Quartet.
Paul is also an Innovative Percussion Artist.