Maraca2, made up of Tim Palmer and Jason Huxtable, is one of the world's leading percussion ensembles
Maraca2 is one of the world’s leading percussion ensembles. In 2014, both members of the duo – Tim Palmer and Jason Huxtable – were made honorary members of Birmingham Conservatoire, where they both hold visiting tutor positions.
Stretching five continents, Maraca2 has performed regularly at festivals and concert halls worldwide. The duo have appeared as artists at many of the major percussion events including an evening concert at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention in Indianapolis.
Both Tim and Jason are passionate about education and it's at the heart of the duo's work – they've visited over 50 universities around the world, inspiring hundreds of young musicians to pursue a career as a percussionist.
2018 will see the duo debut with the LA Philharmonic and Gustavo Dudamel in a double percussion concerto for Timpani and Maraca2 to be performed at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in January 2018.
World Percussion Group
The World Percussion Group was created by the Maraca2 duo and launched in 2014.
Members of the WPG are selected by audition from hundreds of applicants worldwide and represent the very best young percussion players.
The mission of the WPG is not just to inspire audiences and students but to give an international platform to the best percussionists of the next generation, providing an opportunity for cultural sharing, professional development and learning. You can watch some of the videos from the World Percussion Group below.