“Jit Samaroo was the consummate musician. He created a lasting body of wonderful music for the steel orchestra but his humility, his quiet strength, his willingness to share his knowledge and wealth of experience, left a blueprint for musical life...”
Dr. Dawn Batson - Educator, composer, panist, arranger, Chairperson for the Visual and Performing Arts, Professor of Music, noted conductor
The messages of condolences, respect and tribute poured in from every sector of the globe as steelpan executives, players and fans representing the great steel orchestra franchises, ensembles, bands and pan organizations paid homage. See what Len "Boogsie" Sharpe, Ray Holman and Pelham Goddard just to name few felt about their late colleague - Jit Samaroo.
This will be a lasting tribute to Jit.
Also, noteworthy is our good friend and regular poster on this forum Noah’s contribution, not to take away from the others of note, he's deeply embedded in Pan history of New York and the Mecca.
Jit was and always will be a true GIANT of the TITANS.
Yes, there are some very interesting people in this tribute. Jit's impact is substantial.
a true musical
He would have been 67 today. Privileged to have known this sincere 'panman'....as he was preferred to be called.