Dion Parson & 21st Century Band
Dizzy's Club • 1h 3m
Grammy Award–winning drummer and composer Dion Parson has now been leading the stellar 21st Century Band for 21 years. 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.
Dion Parson, drums
Ron Blake, saxophone
Melvin Jones, trumpet
Reuben Rogers, bass
Carlton Holmes, piano
Victor Provost, steel pan
Alioune Faye, percussion & Sabar Drums
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