Victor Provost

Instrument: Drums, steel

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Location: Washington

Victor Provost is widely regarded as one of the world’s leading voices on the unique, and often misunderstood, steel pan (or steel drum). Through appearances at concert halls, clubs, and stages throughout the world, he has been meticulously developing a reputation as a “dazzling” soloist, crafting an improvisational voice and style to be reckoned with. With a strong foundation in Bebop, a contemporary sensibility, and deep roots in Caribbean music, he works in countless genres and musical styles. The Washington D.C. City Paper’s “Jazz Percussionist of the Year” five years running, his freshmen release “Her Favorite Shade of Yellow” was named one of the top five albums of 2011, and the publications named him “Jazz Artist of the Year” in 2012.

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”Mesmerizing” - The Washington Post

“A serious Jazz improvisor” - The New York Times

“Provost demonstrates so much fluidity and inventiveness that the novelty of the steel pan being the lead instrument becomes obsolete.” - Downbeat Magazine

“Victor Provost deserves to be a Jazz star” - Washington City Paper

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