Tom Teasley: Jazz & Silent Comedy Greats

Sunday, October 15 - 3:00 PM

Award-winning percussionist and internationally acclaimed musician Tom Teasley performs an original American Jazz live score to accompany two silent comedy classics starring two legendary figures and comic actors of the silent film era. Charlie Chaplin's The Adventurer, with its slapstick humor and some of Chaplin's most irresistible pantomime, will be shown on the big screen along with Buster Keaton's Sherlock, Jr., famous for its deadpan humor and hilariously funny sight gags. Teasley's soundtrack, inspired by physical comedy, layers all manner of percussion and unusual instruments with digital technology, heightening the dramatic moments and action in the films. The PVCC Music Club and motion graphics students will also participate in the screening.

Tom Teasley is a critically acclaimed, award-winning musician, composer and sound designer. Among other honors, he received numerous Fullbright-Hays Awards for international collaborations, was named "World Percussionist of the Year" by Drum! Magazine and won three Helen Hayes Awards for his work in theatrical productions. His work with the U.S. State Department had him perform in Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Iraq, Samoa, Oman, and Jerusalem. Teasley has been described as "a percussionist in the widest and most exuberant sense of the word, musical wizard and multi-instrumental genius" by The Washington Post. 

The performance is part of Teasley's 2-day residency at the college and follows an evening concert, Tom Teasley's Cross-Cultural Ensemble.

$8 Adults, $6 Seniors/Students


501 College Dr.
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Event Type


Piedmont Virginia Community College

Date / Time

Sunday, October 15, 2023
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM


PVCC Box Office
(434) 961-5376
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