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St. John School of the Arts Collaborates with UVI for Evening of Classics and Jazz

St. John School of the Arts (SJSA) in collaboration with the United Jazz Foundation (UJF) will virtually present an Evening of Classics and Jazz with the University of the Virgin Islands Music faculty, students and special guests on Friday, Feb. 12. There will be a “Mingle with the Musicians” event starting at 7 p.m. via Zoom and then the virtual concert begins at 7:30 p.m. This concert is part of the annual Sis Frank Concert Series that has been bringing world-renowned musicians to St. John. This year SJSA is offering all concerts in the series for free but is asking for donations to help cover expenses.

With Dion Parson as head of UVI’s Music Department as well as his plethora of accomplishments and collaborative music performances, this concert should not be missed. Parson is an educator, composer, and one of New York’s finest, Grammy-award-winning drummers whose musical foundation ranges from classical, reggae, calypso, jazz, African, and pop music. He has performed globally in Asia, Europe, Canada, the West Indies, Africa, and the Middle East. Parson has recorded for several major labels, including Columbia, Sony, Gramavision, Arabesque, Blue Note, High Five, Verve, Enja, Koch Records, and Concord Records.

More information is available in a news release on the Media Section of the UVI - and from this direct link