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Dion Parson

Primary Instrument: Drums

Born: July 11, 1967    

Dion Parson

Dion Parson is one of New York's finest young drummers. Born in St. Thomas, Dion's musical foundation ranges from classical, reggae, calypso, jazz, African, and pop music.

Parson's first musical instrument was the trombone, but at the age of 15, he began playing drums, and was awarded a grant from Virgin Islands Council of the Arts to study at Interlochen Music Academy in Michigan. Upon returning home, he was selected to be the VI representative in the McDonald's All-American High School Band. Dion later attended Rutgers University in New Jersey, where he studied percussion with Keith Copeland and William Moersch, receiving his B.M. in Music Education in 1990 and his Master's in 2012....
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”As hot as the temperatures in his native Virgin Islands, Parson leads a group of hardcore jazz men with similar geographic backgrounds and musical ethics. Their jazz is tinged with a touch of island rhythm here and a dash of steel drums there to create a real jazz feel, Caribbean style.” - Jazz at Lincoln Center
  • People Music

    Tahmun Records
    2004

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