April 29, 2016 at University Of Chicago Logan Arts Center in Chicago.
Fri, Apr 29
Logan Center for the Arts
Artists: Dion Parson, drums; Ron Blake, saxophone; Rashawn Ross, trumpet; Carlton Holmes, piano; Reuben Rogers, bass; Victor Provost, steel pan; Alioune Faye, percussion
Dion and the band will take the flavors of the Virgin Island to the Chicago stage as part of the University of Chicago’s Jazz at the Logan Concert Series. Making his Chicago debut as a leader, Dion and 21st Century Band will heat things up with a fresh, innovative sound mixing US Virgin Islands traditions with other Caribbean infusions like reggae, calypso, soca, mento, ska, zouk, steel pan, chutney, and funk with New Orleans and African overtones. Click here for details.
“A core group of talented musicians who… use the complex improvisational techniques and instrumental voicing of jazz to explore new musical territory.” – All About Jazz