Watch Dion Parson & 21st Century Band

Watch Dion Parson & 21st Century Band

Jazz at Lincoln Center

With drummer/percussionist Dion Parson, tenor/soprano/bari saxophonist Ron Blake, trumpeter Melvin Jones, steel pan player Victor Provost, bassist Reuben Rogers, pianist/keyboard player Carlton Holmes, and percussionist Alioune Faye GRAMMY® Award-winning drummer and composer Dion Parson has put together a powerhouse ensemble comprising some of the world’s finest musicians. Together with saxophonist Ron Blake (of the legendary Saturday Night Live Band), Parson formed 21st Century Band in 1998 to showcase the music of the U.S. Virgin Islands. It has since developed an innovative sound that mixes Virgin Islands traditions, such as Quelbe, and Caribbean infusions like reggae, calypso, soca, mento, ska, zouk, steel pan, chutney, and funk, with New Orleans and African overtones. This popular group sells out Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola every year, and we’re excited to have them back for three nights of fantastic performances during Caribbean Heritage Month.

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