Dion Parson and The 21st Century Band Perform at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola

Dion Parson

 Looking for some culture in New York City this holiday weekend?

Treat yourself to a night of jazz at the world famous Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola where Grammy Award winning drummer, Dion Parson and The 21st Century Band will be performing  now through September 4.

I was in attendance for the kickoff of Dion’s 5-day concert series, where he and his ingenious musical crew treated a packed house to a 90-minute set of traditional jazz fused with soulful, islandy sounds. Percussion, saxophone, steel pans, trumpet, piano, bass and Dion on the drums provides for a perfect blend of lively Caribbean rhythms and standard jazz harmonies.

Not to be upstaged by the stellar musicians that play in it, the venue itself is a site to behold. Situated inside of the Time Warner Center, Dizzy’s offers a vast, elevated view of Central Park and an intimate setting (the walls are lined with bamboo!) perfect for live entertainment and dining.

Image courtesy of Johnathan L. via Yelp


Try the blood orange margarita. The tangy concoction goes down smooth and will get your night started on the right note long before the band hits the stage!  


Dates: August 31 – September 4
Times: 7:30pm & 9:30pm; 11:30pm on Fri & Sat
 Cover: $30-35; $15 for select sets for students w/valid student ID
 Location: Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Columbus Circle

To learn more about Dion Parson, check out his website here.

For more information on Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola and their current and future jazz offerings, check out their calendar of events and follow the Jazz at Lincoln Center on Twitter at @jalcnyc.


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