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September 2017 Maraca2 become Classic FM Artists

Maraca2 are delighted to be listed as Classic FM artists - View ClassicFM artists here. Classic FM Artists

August 2017 Maraca2 reveal LA Philharmonic Concerto

PRESS RELEASE: Maraca2 can confirm their Concerto with the Los Angeles Philharmonic under the baton of Gustavo Dudamel. The Concerto written by Joe Pereira will receive it's Premiere on Thursday January 25th 2018 at the Walt Disney Concert Hall. Buy your tickets here

July 2017 Maraca2's Huxtable becomes a Dad!

Congratulations to Jason and Laura Huxtable on the arrival of their newborn, Poppy Lucia Huxtable.

June 2017 Maraca2 return from WPG Tour

Maraca2 return from WPG 2017, visits to Copenhagen, Oslo, Helsinki, Tallinn, Manchester, Leeds and Birmingham. A tremendous honour to tour with some amazing musicians!

June 2017 Maraca2 return from Taiwan's TIPC

Maraca2 return from TIPC Taiwan - Thank you for all of our new photos Ju Percussion Group, it was a pleasure to play at your National Concert Hall.

Jason Huxtable

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Maraca2 Biography

Jason Huxtable Biography:
 

Jason Huxtable is a busy performer and educator, active across a wide range of genres and performance situations. Educated at the Birmingham Conservatoire he graduated with first class honours, an advanced postgraduate diploma in professional performance, many of the Conservatoire’s competition prizes and was also conferred honorary membership of the institution.

Known for his versatility, Jason has performed with a huge variety of ensembles and has appeared at many of the UK’s premier festivals across pop/rock (Glastonbury Festival), jazz (Cheltenham Jazz, London Jazz Festival), world music (London Mela) and classical (BBC proms) styles. He has worked with leading established ensembles such as the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and the Royal Shakespeare Company; combining this with a vibrant range of contemporary and creative artistic collaborations and concerto appearances. 

As a keen educator, Jason has over 15 years of experience teaching in a wide range of schools, colleges, community projects, universities and conservatoires. He currently holds teaching posts at Leeds College of Music, Leeds University and Birmingham Conservatoire. Jason has been an examiner for the Rockschool examination board for the last ten years and adjudicates for a variety of competitions and higher education examination panels. He is currently President of the PAS UK + Ireland Chapter.