Dion Parson & the 21st Century Band is a powerhouse ensemble featuring some of the world's finest musicians. Many of the band members hail from the Virgin Islands, so the 21st Century Band has Caribbean music in its veins, along with a mastery of American jazz.
Their innovative music is infused with elements of "quelbe" - the cultural music of the Virgin Islands - along with funk, reggae, calypso, mento, ska, Brazilian, and even chitlin' circuit B3. The combo creates an entirely unique sound with a prominent, authentic island feel and high energy showmanship that audiences love.
Dion Parson & 21st Century Band; Live At Dizzy's Club Coca Cola - Jazz At Lincoln Center NYC, Volume One was co-produced by Brandon Marsalis, director of Jazz at the Lincoln Center. The group's sold out performances at Lincoln Center garnered tons of rave reviews from fans and critics.