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Dion Parson

Dion Parson is one of New York's finest young drummers. Born in St. Thomas, Dion's musical foundation ranges from classical, reggae, calypso, jazz, African, and pop music. Parson's first musical instrument was the trombone, but at the age of 15, he began playing drums, and was awarded a grant from Virgin Islands Council of the Arts to study at Interlochen Music Academy in Michigan. Upon returning home, he was selected to be the VI representative in the McDonald's All-American High School Band. Dion later attended Rutgers University in New Jersey, where he studied percussion with Keith Copeland and William Moersch, receiving his B.M

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Jazz from the US Virgin Islands' new breed

Read "Jazz from the US Virgin Islands' new breed" reviewed by Nigel Campbell

September 2017 was a horrible month for the US Virgin Islands (USVI). As the New York Times wrote, “In the Virgin Islands, Hurricane Maria Drowned What Irma Didn't Destroy." We should not forget that from these isles, a pool of talent has created music that has endured, survived, and influenced. Music writers and researchers have investigated ...

NEWS: EVENT

Elio Villafranca With All-Star Band & String Quartet - March 31 At Aaron Davis Hall - "Cuba - Senegal: Letters To Mother Africa II"

Elio Villafranca With All-Star Band & String Quartet - March 31 At Aaron Davis Hall - "Cuba - Senegal: Letters To Mother Africa II"

CUBAN PIANIST ELIO VILLAFRANCA- ALL-STAR BAND WITH STRING QUARTET & MORE. HEADLINES AT AARON DAVIS HALL ON MARCH 31ST Cuba- Senegal: Letters to Mother Africa II, acclaimed pianist-composer's ode to Cuba and Africa! City College Center for the Arts on Friday, March 31, at 7:30 p.m. Piano sensation Elio Villafranca heads to the City College Center ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Dion Parson & 21st Century Band - Returns To Ginny's Supper Club - September 11-12

Dion Parson & 21st Century Band - Returns To Ginny's Supper Club - September 11-12

DION PARSON & 21st CENTURY BAND Returns to Ginny's Supper Club Back By Popular Demand! September 11-12 Featuring Their New CD St. Thomas St. Thomas—the exciting new CD by Dion Parson & 21st Century Band hit the streets this summer and has since gained international airplay and critical acclaim. This explosive, rhythmic ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEW

Cape Town Jazz Festival 2013

Read "Cape Town Jazz Festival 2013" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Cape Town Jazz Festival 2013Cape Town, South AfricaApril 5-6, 2013Music has the power to transport those on the receiving end to another place, but the terms of travel are usually figurative in nature. For four North American journalists, however, the figurative took fantastic form with an offer to visit Cape Town, soak in ...

ARTICLE: NEW YORK BEAT

Caribbean Heritage Month: Dion Parson at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola

Read "Caribbean Heritage Month: Dion Parson at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola" reviewed by Nick Catalano

From its inception, one of the goals of this column has been to record the impact that jazz has made on the myriad musical traditions of our planet. Since I started writing about this subject a couple of decades ago, the amount of international folk music, dance forms, vocal stylings, variant scales, and other often spurious ...

NEWS: EVENT

Louis Armstrong House Museum Holds Gala - Celebrating 25 Years!

Louis Armstrong House Museum Holds Gala  - Celebrating 25 Years!

A WHO'S WHO OF THE JAZZ WORLD TO CELEBRATE TWENTY-FIVE YEARS OF GROWTH FOR THE MUSEUM Proceeds To Fund Continuing Operation of Satchmo's Corona, Queens, Home NEW YORK, NY: A who's who of the jazz and cultural world is slated to gather for the first annual fundraising gala celebrating the historic Louis Armstrong House Museum (LAHM) ...

People Music

Label: Tahmun Records
Released: 2004
Track listing: 1. Promise To Our Future 2. The River Rolls On 3. Little Melonae 4. Mellow D 5. Lullaby For Belle 6. To Us 7. NGP For Sonny P 8. Brazilia 9. Child's Play

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Dion Parson featuring the 21st Century Band: People Music

Read "People Music" reviewed by Elliott Simon

The most successful efforts at intertwining world/folk music with jazz artfully maintain an “of the people/by the people" feel. The best of these in turn feature a core group of talented musicians who within this structure use the complex improvisational techniques and instrumental voicings of jazz to explore new musical territory. People Music , led by ...


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