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To all our dedicated clients/friends with whom we've built wonderful relationships over the years, and to all our new prospective clients.. I and my fellow musicians are excited to share our top-tier, award-winning entertainment and expertise with you to help make your event unforgettable - when conditions allow! We are being contacted about dates thru Summer 2023 and would be happy to hear from you.

During these difficult times, we send you and your families best wishes for health and strength as we all navigate through these challenging waters.

With gratitude,
Arthur Lipner

Tropical Music Productions began providing Steel Drum and tropical music to the New York area in 1986. Now in its 35th year (!) it has achieved the "first-call-in-NYC" status for entertainment at many Fortune 500 corporate events, and for the most selective of private engagements. A quick look at the selected "Performance and Recording" highlights for the Tropical Music Productions band THE CARIBBEAN CRUISERS illustrates how we stand in an elite class of NYC musicians.

Over the years, Tropical Music Productions has provided entertainment for 2000+ events. Many have been repeat engagements for private and corporate clients, venues and event planners. We've performed for corporations such as AMEX, New York Times and Sony Pictures at the Central Park Zoo, Bridgehampton Tennis & Surf Club and Tribeca Rooftop. Our non-profit partners have included Americares, Save The Children and American Heart Association. After a certain point we stopped asking clients for hand-written “Thank You” notes, though here are a few. In addition to providing great music, we're veterans of the event business. This means we're reliable and on-time, giving you and your team a worry-free experience. We're only a call or email away with as much assistance as you need leading up to event day.

From Manhattan to Morocco - with tv appearances, recording sessions and educational programs in between - Tropical Music Productions is unparalleled. The beautiful natural, wooden sound of Marimba Man’s marimba complements the steel drum, adding a beach-y vibe to the band to make it even more unique. The marimba is chic, unusual, and always admired by kids and elders alike. Marimba Man will give your party that unique touch your guests will speak of, and remember, for years to come. Plus, the four mallets flying about are fun to watch!

Tropical Music Productions was founded by Percussionist/Composer/ Educator Arthur Lipner. A recording artist of international renown, the addition of his marimba adds a uniquely energetic and tropical flavor to the group. He can be contracted through Tropical Music Productions, or reached via his website Please contact Arthur directly for all recording, arranging and composition projects.

Enjoy the music, and we look forward to hearing from you!

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