Jumbie Jam Deluxe Steel Drum Kit: Calypso Music Made Easy
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Jumbie Jam Deluxe Steel Drum Kit

The world's best beginner steel drum!

Jumbie Jam Steel Drum
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Jumbie Jam Steel Drum image
Jumbie Jam Steel Drum image
Jumbie Jam demonstration video.
  • Jumbie Jam Steel Drum
  • Video: Jumbie Jam demonstration video.
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The steel drum, or steel pan, is a unique percussion instrument originating from the islands of Trinidad and Tobago.

Now you can learn how to play beautiful calypso music with the Jumbie Jam, a professional-grade steel drum designed with beginners in mind.

The Jumbie Jam is ready to play out of the box and includes rubber mallets, an instruction manual, a learning CD, and an adjustable stand. Once you set the stand to your preferred height, the CD and songbook guide your journey toward mastering the sounds of the Caribbean.

With all of the notes marked and circled on the drum, the Jumbie Jam makes playing your first song simple. And even though the Jumbie Jam is made for beginners, the sound it produces rivals professional steel pans.

The Jumbie Jam is produced in the USA by two steel drum experts who apprenticed under traditional pan artisans in Trinidad and Tobago. By combining their knowledge of music and modern manufacturing techniques, they meticulously craft steel pans that are perfectly tuned and ring with a pitch-perfect sound every time you play them.

Features & specs

  • Ages 3+
  • Pan dimensions: 15.75" x 15.75" x 2"
  • Silver finish
  • Height-adjustable stand
  • Made in the USA
  • Play-along CD
  • Song book
  • Rubber-tipped mallets included

Way better than holding a shell up to your ear

The melodic sounds produced from the Jumbie Jam sound sweeter than the caribbean winds rustling palm leaves or the call of a Scarlet Ibis (Trinidad's national bird). Don’t believe us? Take a listen for yourself.

Use the marked notes on the pan and try your hand at some classics like Happy Birthday or Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville.

Play the sounds of the Caribbean isles

Learning a new instrument can be daunting, but with the Jumbie Jam, sweet calypso music is just a few short lessons away. Each note is clearly marked on the steel pan to assist you when playing along with the included lesson book.

There are five easy-to-learn songs included in each book and a million more to create once you have mastered the steel pan. When you have mastered one of the easier songs like Beginner Bossanova, move on to the slightly more challenging Sunshine Soca.

A steel drum for beginners.
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Fits tiny to tall talents

Think your child might be the next steel pan prodigy? The Jumbie Jam has adjustable legs that can be raised to four different height levels, allowing your budding star to grow with the drum.

Even if you don’t have a mini-calypso whiz waiting in the wings, the adjustable stand makes the instrument flexible to play and easy to share with friends.

The adjustable stand has four height levels.
Every Calypso player is as different as their songs.

Everything you need, mon!

Alright, let’s get playing! The Jumbie Jam is packed with all the essentials to get you going. From the pan you will be playing on, to the rubber tipped mallets you will be playing with, everything is right there in the box.

The song book also includes a play-along CD so you can hear the song you are learning.

A steel drum, rubber-tipped mallets, song book and adjustable stand are included in every set.
Tickets to Trinidad not included.

Question: How hard it is it to play?

Answer: Most of the Vat19 staff that tried were able to learn the basic songs very quickly. The book and marked notes on the pan really do speed up the learning process.

Question: Most steel pans are very different. Do all of these pans sound the same?

Answer: The Jumbie Jam is a truly unique instrument in that its design and manufacturing process have gone through lots of trial and error to ensure the pitch is consistent for every steel pan.

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