Snow Pond welcomes the world renowned 21st Century Band for our 2nd Annual Jazz Brunch. GRAMMY® Award-winning drummer and composer Dion Parson leads a powerhouse ensemble comprised of some of the world’s finest musicians. Together with saxophonist Ron Blake (of the legendary Saturday Night Live Band), Parson formed 21st Century Band in 1998 to showcase the music of the U.S. Virgin Islands. It has since developed an innovative sound that mixes Virgin Islands traditions, such as Quelbe, and Caribbean infusions, like reggae, calypso, soca, mento, ska, zouk, steel pan, chutney, and funk, with New Orleans and African overtones. This popular group sells out Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola every year, and we’re excited to welcome them to Snow Pond Center for the Arts.
Parson and Blake are currently on faculty of the Snow Pond Music Festival's Caribbean Jazz Institute.