Steel Pan Jazz – Caribbean roots to Bebop!
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, constructing an impressive improvisational voice and style. With 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. In addition to leading his own group, Mr. Provost tours with NEA Jazz Master, Taquito D ‘Rivera, is a member of the GRAMMY award-winning Afro Bop Alliance, and has performed and recorded with such Jazz luminaries such as Wynton Marsalis, Hugh Masala, Joe Locke, Nicholas Payton, Terrell Stafford and Ron Blake.
Victor Provost is an Adjunct Professor of Music at George Mason University and conducts master classes and residencies throughout the country.
“Provost has reached that combination of sensibility and chops that turn his bop-driven jazz solos into mesmerizing rides that at times swing the listener off into an abyss and then pull him back with a triumphant return home”
– The Washington Post