Steel drum artist making music in DC, Illinois

Victor Provost is making a name for himself in the states.  The St. John-born steelpan/steel drum musician is appearing weekly at a DC restaurant and he'll be the featured artist next week in concert at Northern Illinois University in Dekalb, Ill.

With appearances at the DC Jazz Festival, The Kennedy Center, Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola (Jazz at Lincoln Center), the Umbria Jazz Festival, Pure Jazz Den Haag, and at major venues throughout North America, the Caribbean and Europe, Provost has been developing quite a reputation  with his instrumental talent and improvisational voice and style.

Provost left St. John 12 years ago. His family still lives in Fish Bay. Besides performing, he works with the Cultural Academy for Excellence, a steelpan music education program in Bowie, Md. and also teaches private lessons.

For a taste of his steelpan music, click on the video above.  There's plenty more on his Web site here.

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