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Drummer/percussionist WAYNE STOUTE comes from Trinidad, which is the most southerly island in the Caribbean. “The land of steel band and calypso”, it is situated a mere eleven miles off the coast of Venezuela, South America. Because of the cultural pot-pouri of this former British colony, WAYNE grew up listening to the British Top of the Pops, American top 40, rhythm & blues, the Bollywood hit songs, rocksteady and reggae from Jamaica, the music of Venezuela, Brazil and without a doubt, steel band and calypso music. He moved to Brooklyn in his late teens where he met Ross and Andre Whiteman and joined their band, which eventually evolved into JAB JAB.

He studied at Drummer's Collective in New York City and Concordia University, Montreal from which he has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with a major in music. Wayne has worked with some of Quebec’s top performers. He has toured with Joanne Blouin, toured and recorded with Karen Young, Haitian Pop singer Emeline Michel, South – African singer Lorraine Klaasen, blues and R & B singer Kenny Hamilton, reggae artiste Kali & Dub Inc. and has also recorded and performed with The Montreal Jubilation Choir (the album "Jubilation V: Joy To The World" won a Juno award).

He has had the opportunity to work with most of the World Music artistes on the Montreal scene as well as the late Chicago bluesman Big Moose Walker. He has recorded sound tracks for television shows as well as the films "Taxi to L.A", "Love and Human Remains" and the NFB production of “Christopher Changes His Name”.

In addition to this he can also be heard on the JAB JAB cd "Jump Up And Jam" which is rich in color and rhythm, mixing the styles of Reggae, Compas, Zouk and Soukouss in an energetic base of Soca. This CD was nominated for an ADISQ award in the World Beat category in 1996.


Other Caribbean and African artistes he has performed with include:

West Africa:
Alpha Yaya Diallo from Guinea, Yaya Dialo of Mali.

South Africa:
Dorathy Masuka, Abigale Kubeka (CRY, THE BELOVED COUNTRY: 1995),
Dolly Rathebe (CRY, THE BELOVED COUNTRY: 1995), Sophie Mgcina + and Thandie Klaasen.

Bethova Obas, Harold Faustin, Roro d’Haiti, Joe Trouillot and Pierre-Michael Maynard.

Trinidad and Tobago:
The Baron, The Mighty Sparrow, Sugar Aloes, Black Stalin, The Mighty Duke, Singing Sandra, Sonny Mann, Ramperlal Partap and Lord Zandolie;

Neville Hinds , Delroy Wilson, Leroy Sibbles, Hopeton Lewis and Iley Dred.

Ras Iley and Richard Stoute.

Terry Gadraj.


Films, Television Movies and Video clips.

(worked on as an "extra") (* = Special Skills, Musician )

The Debbie Smith Story, 2006; Thrill Of The Kill, 2006; Lucky Number Sleven, 2005; The Day After Tomorrow, Jack Paradise*, The Sum of All Fears, 2001; One Way Out*, 2001; Love Song*, September 2000; 2 video clips of the French singer Michael Jonasz*, spring and summer 2000; Butter Box Gang, April 2000; 2 video clips of the music group JAB JAB*, spring 1996; Montreal P.Q., 1993; Armen & Bullick, 1992; Dead Bolt, 1991; Scanners II, December 1989; Startin' From Scratch, 1988; Liberache, (CBS version) 1988; Speed Zone, (Cannonball III), Fall 1988; Obsession (Hit & Run), 1988; Blind Fear, Summer 1988; Children Of Poverty, Fall 1987; Shades of Love, 1987; Criminal Law, 1987; Switching Channels, 1987; Doing Life,1986; 1 Police Plaza, 1986; Wild Thing*, 1986; Broken Vows, 1986; Street Smart, spring 1986.


He is now performing mostly with JAB JAB and his personal projects:


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