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Jazz Around the World 2 – 29 April – St. Thomas

Posted in Blog, Jazz, Jazz Around the World with tags , , , , , , , on Monday, 29 April 2019, by Stan

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Welcome to St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands. Today we visit with drummer and educator Dion Parson. Believe it or not, Parson actually started out as a trombone player, but at age 15 he switched to drums.


The road to the international stage took Parson to the United States where he studied percussion, subsequently earning his degree in music education. It didn’t take long for him to make a name for himself as he played with a plethora of greats on the Jazz scene. Parson has recorded on a number of major labels. When he’s not performing, he can often be found teaching classes, instructing youth, and conducting workshops in the US, and especially back home in the US Virgin Islands.


Let’s bring up Mr. Dion Parson, along with the 21st Century Band:



Live – “Down De Road”





Three Little Birds





Live at Lincoln Center’s Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola – “Calypso Bayou”





Live at Lincoln Center’s Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola – “St. Thomas”





St. ThomasThank you for joining us here in St. Thomas. I hope you enjoyed the concert. We’ll meet at the Port of the Internet for a short Caribbean cruise. Next stop on or Jazz Around the World 2 tour: Puerto Rico.



April is Jazz Appreciation Month. Support the artists. Buy their music. Go out and see some live Jazz today.