Victor Provost

Victor Provost

Victor Provost, hailing from St. John in the Virgin Islands, is recognized globally as a leading expert in the art of the steelpan, a complex and often overlooked instrument. His dynamic performances on stages and in concert venues around the world have established him as a "dazzling" soloist, renowned for his remarkable improvisational talent and style. Provost combines a solid grounding in Bebop, contemporary influences, and Caribbean musical heritage, seamlessly blending various genres.

He has been honored as the Washington D.C. City Paper’s “Jazz Percussionist of the Year” for six consecutive years. His most recent album, Bright Eyes, debuted at #5 on the iTunes Top 40 Jazz Charts and received acclaim from prestigious publications such as The Washington Post, Downbeat Magazine, and Jazz Times.

Provost's career includes collaborations with jazz greats like Wynton Marsalis, Paquito D'Rivera, Hugh Masekela, Monty Alexander, Joe Locke, Nicholas Payton, Terell Stafford, Dave Samuels, Steve Nelson, Ron Blake, and Wycliffe Gordon, among others.

As an Adjunct Professor of Music at George Mason University, Provost leads residencies and master classes across the United States and the Caribbean, engaging with institutions such as Berklee College of Music, University of Akron, Miami University, NYU, TTU, and Northern Illinois University.

In 2014, he was honored with a Special Congressional Recognition for his role as an Arts Ambassador to his home in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Provost frequently returns to the Virgin Islands to perform and teach as part of Dion Parson’s community-based arts initiative, the United Jazz Foundation.

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