Pan Leggo was formed in 1994 by four former members of the Oberlin Steel Orchestra who were dedicated to spreading the joy of steelband music. Over the years a number of fine musicians, including legendary pianist Ray Holman, have played in the band and helped to keep our music fresh and vibrant.


Ian attended Oberlin Conservatory, joined Pan Leggo in Seattle in 1995, and became its leader in 1997. Ian has expanded Pan Leggo’s entertainment offerings to include large and small group sizes, fabulous party activities centered on dancing and singing, and a wide repertoire of “world music” styles.

A Seattle native, Ian has a Master in Music degree and has studied and performed music throughout the world. Ian makes his living as a performer (bandleader and side man), composer/sound designer, and clinician and teacher in world music, jazz, and percussion. His work combines his love of travel, culture, and language with his passion for music and technology. Ian vision is to bring the world together in a small way through music and technology. Catch Ian playing at the Bahama Breeze restaurant and other northwest venues. Click the Calendar for more information.

For more information on Ian and his music, please visit www.iandobson.com.