Internationally renowned drum set player, bandleader, composer, and producer Paa Kow will perform at City Park Jazz June 28.

Don’t forget to stop by and say hi at the KUVO booth – and pick up some free swag!

Raised in the small village of Enyan Denkyira near Cape Coast in Ghana, West Africa, Kow began playing music and touring with his family’s concert band at a very early age. Kow has since grown to be widely recognized as one of the most remarkable drum set players to tour in Africa, Europe and America.

Possessing a vision to spread the music and culture of his homeland by touring the world with his Afro-Fusion orchestra, Kow’s deep groove and prodigious talent reveal a unique ability to speak to listeners with his drums.

Kow’s songs are said to inspire a profound spiritual conversation, featuring a captivating and danceable beat and incorporate lyrics in his native language, Fante, as well as English.

Kow has shared the stage with African greats Amakye Dede, George Darko, Kojo Antwi, Nat Brew, Hugh Masekela, and Vusi Mahlasela, as well as American greats Victor Wooten, Brad Goode, John Gunther, Michael Kang, and many more.


  • Paa Kow – drums
  • Peyton Shuffield – percussion
  • Joel Michael Timm – trombone
  • Noah Fulton-Beale – trumpet
  • Jonnie Cohen – guitar
  • Solomon Goldbas – keyboards
  • Tom Ogunribido – bass
  • Special guests: Brad Goode – trumpet; Mike Schwebke – steel pan/percussion

See what other festivals you can catch KUVO at this summer here

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