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Drummer Pat Mastelotto of King Crimson plays Mary Hall

King Crimson drummer Pat Mastelotto will be performing with Selkirk College Contemporary Music and Technology faculty on Jan. 18, at Mary Hall in Nelson.

How often does someone like “Rock God” Pat Mastelotto come to Nelson? The answer is rarely, if ever.

On Tuesday, Jan. 18, master musician Pat Mastelotto will be performing with Selkirk College’s Contemporary Music and Technology faculty at Mary Hall in Nelson.

“This is an amazing opportunity for our faculty, students and community,” said Selkirk College voice instructor Cheryl Hodge. “He is an extremely passionate and talented musician. The show will be inspirational for all involved.”

The world and musical history of Pat Mastelotto is filled with many genres, ranging from rock fusion to prog rock greats and pop. He is currently one of two present drummers for King Crimson and previously played with Mister Mister, whose hits include Broken Wings and Kyrie Eleison.

Special guest Jude Davison, who just released his new double CD set Outskirts of Eden, will also be joining the faculty members and Mastelotto for two numbers.

Tickets for the show are available at the door on a first come, first serve basis and are $20 each. The event takes place at Mary Hall in Nelson on Tuesday, Jan. 18, at 8 p.m. (doors open at 7:30 p.m.) and is co-sponsored by Selkirk College and Kaslo Jazz Fest.

For more information, call 250.352.6601, ext. 332.