Dalan Vanterpool began his musical journey being influenced by the sounds of traditional jazz being played by his older brother Deon, who at the time played trumpet and piano. Dalan was later exposed to several genres of music including reggae, fungi, classical, gospel, smooth jazz, salsa, meringue and bachata.
His formal musical training on the tenor saxophone began at the age of ten upon entering the BVI High School under the leadership of Mr. Arthur Selwood and direct instruction from fellow saxophonist, Kamau Georges. During this five year tenure, Dalan garnered several accomplishments including Royal School of Music Grade 6 Practical and Grade 5 Theory examinations. Even during his teenage years, Dalan became a local favourite at hotels, restaurants, weddings and other ceremonies. Dalan sharpened his skills while ministering through music at the New Life Baptist Church and other local churches. During this time expanded he his artistic palette to include the alto & soprano saxophones, flute and spoken word. In 2003, Dalan performed at the Apollo Theatre in New York along with the British Virgin Islands Tourist Board. His musical career continued in Cape Town, South Africa, at the local jazz clubs. Dalan relocated to Atlanta, GA where he attended Morehouse College, and continued performing in local big bands, and neo-soul groups.
Beyond the music, Dalan’s true passion is spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ, and helping people. As President of Katch dis Vybe productions, Dalan’s aim is two-fold. First, to create a new breed of wholesome entertainment in the Caribbean, which showcases various forms of the arts in a sophisticated fashion. Secondly, Katch dis Vybe seeks to re-present the Gospel of Jesus Christ in an unusual but effective packaging that can reach unlikely suspects.
Dalan Vanterpool (saxophonist) & the Katch dis Vybe crew performing live at Many Moods of Music (M3).
Location: Quito’s Gazebo, Tortola, British Virgin Islands