Music’s New Three-Headed Monster
Few of us know from a young age exactly what we want to do with our lives. We may have dreams and aspirations, but there is always an uncertainty in the back of our minds about exactly where we’ll end up. However there are a few amongst us that are born with not just a talent, but a gift that is quite evident from an early age. Meet Darion Javon, the triple faceted musician that is a drummer, producer, and songwriter. Darion has been playing drums since the age of two and he recalls banging on anything in his way, whether it was his mother’s pots and pans or the pillows in his bedroom. His parents bought him his first drum set at the age of four and Darion hasn’t looked back since.
In his very young career, Darion has already shared the stage with legends such as Patti Labelle and Stevie Wonder and has also went on tour with rapper Flo Rida; his first major mainstream gig. Darion is currently on tour with Tinashe where he not only serves as her drummer but musical director. To see where he is today doesn’t come as much of a surprise once you learn of his upbringing. His father was a singer/songwriter and he frequently remembers both of his parents playing countless records as an adolescent ranging from gospel to Cab Callaway and Aretha Franklin.
He credits his high school jazz band director, Mr. Thomas, with teaching him so much about music and pushing him to take his craft seriously. This push by his band director is what led Darion to perform at a jazz festival where he was discovered by a scout from Berklee College of Music where he would go on to study for three years. Traveling and seeing the world is one of the greatest blessings that comes with his career. His craft has given him the opportunity to travel to places such as the UK, Australia, and Dubai. Through his music, Darion wants to touch as many lives as he can, both on and off stage, by being a “reachable and relatable musician”, a trait he didn’t see in musicians he grew up admiring. In the future, Darion aims to have is own studio, create jobs, and “open doors for others” that look to follow in his footsteps. Get to know Darion a little bit better in the video below and be sure to follow him @IamDarionJavon to stay updated on his endeavors.
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