Victor Provost

July 14, 2018 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Victor Provost

$20 Music charge, $ 12 Minimum

Provost is widely regarded as one of the world’s leading voices on the unique, and often misunderstood, steel

pan (or steel drum). With appearances at some of the world’s most notable venues and festivals, he has been meticulously developing a

reputation as a “dazzling” soloist, crafting an improvisational voice and style to be reckoned with. A native of the U.S. Virgin Islands,

Provost has 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, he’s garnered praise from fellow musicians

and critics. Wynton Marsalis calls his playing “soulful and individualistic” and The New York Times calls him “a serious Jazz improviser”.

In addition to leading his own groups, Victor tours with NEA Jazz Master, Paquito D’Rivera, and is a member of the GRAMMY awardwinning

Afro Bop Alliance. Already in his relatively young career, he has performed and recorded with luminaries including Wynton

Marsalis, Hugh Masekela, Joe Locke, Nicholas Payton, Terell Stafford, and Dave Samuels, among others.

His new album “Bright Eyes” (Sunnyside/Paquito Records), which debuted at #5 on the iTunes Jazz Charts is a personal exploration

combining a colorful harmonic and melodic pallet with dance rhythms from the Caribbean, all with a modern aesthetic and a nod to the

Bebop tradition. The recording features the core quartet of Provost (tenor pan), Alex Brown (piano), Zach Brown (bass), and Billy Williams

Jr. (drums), with an all star cast of guests including NEA Jazz Master Paquito D’Rivera, preeminent vibraphonist Joe Locke, SNL Band

saxophonist Ron Blake, and trumpeter and Guggenheim fellow Etienne Charles.



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