Dion Turnquest has been an active member of the Bahamian music scene for over 20 years. His instruction and experience in the Bahamas National Youth Orchestra, The Bahamas Concert Orchestra, and the Bahamas National Youth Choir led to regular appearances on the local music circuit.
Born and raised in Nassau Bahamas, Dion studiedperformance at Carleton University, Ottawa Canada. His instrument of choice is the alto and tenor saxophone, but his talent extends to the flute and other instruments.
Dion debuted as bandleader with the group, “Gnote Allstarz”, a popular band performing Jazz , R&B, and Caribbean grooves. During this time, Dion enjoyed opening for and sharing the stage with internationally renowned artist like Chic Correa, Titto Puente Jr, The Temptations, and Nancy Wilson.He has also recorded, toured, and performed with Bahamian icons such as Ronnie Butler, Fred Ferguson and Ralph Munnings as well as with the institutions, The Bahamas Concert Orchestra and The National Youth Choir and Orchestra.