New York, June 4, 2012: Dion Parson & 21st Century Band will be performing at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola at Jazz at Lincoln Center, NYC, June 27-July 1, 2012 with Special Guest Marcus Printup on the trumpet. Sets are 7:30pm and 9:30pm with an extra set at 11:30pm on Friday and Saturday evening.
Breaking News: On Thursday, June 28, at 9:30pm EST, performances will be streamed live at www.jalc.org/live, courtesy of Jazz at Lincoln Center. Fans, friends, and family who are unable to attend in person are encouraged to tune in live.
Press Presentation/Panel Discussion: On Wednesday, June 27, at 6:30pm, Dion Parson & 21st Century Band, with special guest trumpeter Marcus Printup, will present their new CD, “Live at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, Vol. 2,” to the press and public. The entire band will be on hand to explain the origins of the group’s unique sound, which is inspired by their Caribbean-African cultural heritage and modern American jazz.
About the Band: Parson, who hails from St. Thomas, Virgin Island, and his band members have wowed audiences around the globe with their amazing musical style, which blends jazz, calypso, soca, reggae, mento, quelbe, rara, ska, zouk, steel pan, bouyon, gombay, salsa, chutney, compas, tambu, spouge, and merengue with a pinch of African and New Orleans rhythms. The eclectic sound harks back to 56 years ago, in 1956, when fellow Virgin Islander Sonny Rollins introduced the world to a new musical style with his groundbreaking song, “St. Thomas.” Now Dion Parson & 21st Century Band serve as the inheritors, innovators, and leaders of what has been dubbed “The Pan Caribbean-African Jazz Movement.” Fans and critics agree, “You have to hear it to believe it.” Visit www.dionparson.com
Band Members: Dion Parson, drums; Ron Blake, saxophone; Marcus Printup, trumpet; Reuben Rogers, bass; Carlton Holmes, piano; Victor Provost, steel pan; Alioune Faye, sabar/percussion.
Ticket Info: Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola is located in Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall, Time Warner Center, 5th Floor, New York City. For tickets or more info, call 212-258-9595 or visit www.jalc.org/dccc