“Provost has reached that combination of sensibility and chops that turn his bop-driven jazz solos into mesmerizing rides that at times swing the listener off into an abyss and then pull him back with a triumphant return home”
– The Washington Post
Victor Provost, one of the most unique, dynamic and interesting performers you can imagine takes the band stand in Madison for 2 special nights. He “is widely regarded as one of the world’s leading voices on the unique, and often misunderstood, steel pan (or steel drum). Through appearances at concert halls, clubs, and stages throughout the world, he has been meticulously developing a reputation as a “dazzling” soloist, crafting an impressive improvisational voice and style. With a strong foundation in Bebop, a contemporary sensibility, and deep roots in Caribbean music, he seamlessly melds and mixes genres. The Washington D.C. City Paper’s “Jazz Percussionist of the Year” six years running, his new recording Bright Eyes debuted at #5 on the iTunes Top 40 Jazz Charts and has been met with praise from The Washington Post, Downbeat Magazine, and Hot House Magazine, as well as artists and presenters.”
Dion Parson is a Grammy Winning drummer, originally hailing from St. Thomas. After earning a degree in Music Education from Rutgers University he moved to NYC where he worked with a number of first-call jazz musicians including: Monty Alexander, Ray Anderson, Dwayne Bruno and many others. He also co-founded the organization United Jazz International with Branford Marsalis and Steve Coleman in 2007.