Be in the room for CapitalBop’s next live taping, featuring steel pan master Victor Provost

If you’ve been following the D.C. jazz scene for long enough — or if you made it out to our 2022 Jazz and Freedom Festival in February — you’re familiar with Victor Provost’s singular sound on the steel pan.

The St. John native’s distinctive fusion of Caribbean music, bebop and modern jazz is a powerful thing to witness. The CapitalBop team is ecstatic to announce that we’ll be hosting Provost’s newest band, his SYNTHESIS Quintet, in this month’s installment of our artist residency.

The show, a live concert video taping, will take place on Thursday, April 28, at 7pm. The venue is one near and dear to us: The Fridge, an art gallery near Barracks Row in Southeast that has hosted some of CapitalBop’s most memorable shows over the years.

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SYNTHESIS features a powerhouse band: Provost on steel pan, Dan Wilson on guitar, Alex Brown on piano, Tony DePaolis on bass and James Johnson III on drums. The concert video will be released on CapitalBop’s YouTube channel in the near future.

When the CapitalBop team first designed our Spotlight Residency series, back in summer 2018, we decided that every residency would include a live concert taping. The mission of our shows has always been to create community around D.C. music and to uplift our city’s musicians — and now more than ever, that means using digital media to show our community how special these shows are.

But watching a YouTube video is never the same as being in the room while that video is being recorded. That’s why our 2022 tapings include a live audience: We want you to be in the room while we film, giving energy to the band and helping the music flourish. Join us this Thursday to be in the room where great art is made.

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About Jamie Sandel

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Jamie is an organizer, musician and multimedia creative. He is a native of Silver Spring, MD, and returned to the D.C. area in 2018 after some time in Massachusetts, where he assisted the Amherst College Concert Office and the Amherst Symphony Orchestra. He graduated with a degree in music from Amherst College. Reach Jamie at [email protected] Follow him on Twitter and Instagram at @wjsandel.

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