Over the last 20 years, the Dion Parson & 21st Century Band has entertained audiences worldwide with its Caribbean Jazz style. On Friday, in celebration of its 20th anniversary, the band will release “Dion Parson & 21st Century Band: Live at Dizzy’s Club Vol. III.”
Recorded live at the world-renowned Dizzy’s Club at Jazz at Lincoln Center in 2018, when the band marked its 20th anniversary, “Dion Parson & 21st Century Band: Live at Dizzy’s Club Vol. III” is the third CD in a series of live recordings at the club, featuring choices such as Bob Marley’s “No Woman No Cry” (arranged by steel pannist Victor Provost) and Johann Sebastian Bach’s “Air on a G String” (new arrangements by pianist Carlton Holmes). This release coincides with the band’s performance Friday through Sunday at the club where, for the past decade, Dion Parson & 21st Century Band has performed every summer. With its blend of Caribbean rhythms, jazz melodies and special guests, “Dion Parson & 21st Century Band: Live at Dizzy’s Club Vol. III” runs an hour and 15 minutes.