JAZZ @ MOCA: The Creole Jazz Project
Friday, May 29, 8PM
FREE RAIN OR SHINE
Haitian Jazz is making a splash all over the US and the Americas. The Creole Jazz Project of Miami, composed of eight of Miami’s top musicians, is in the forefront of the movement.
About the Band
Haitian-born/Brooklyn-based, leader Jean Chardavoine has covered the gambit of musical styles through the strings of his guitar. Well-known for his association with Dave Valentin, he represents the best of modern music and the future of Haitian jazz. On bass is Josh Allen, a first-call musician in Miami, who has recorded and played with Negroni’s Trio, the World Music 5, Miami Jazz project, Dave Liebman, the Stephen Guerra Big Band, and Dave Grusin. Drummer Rodolfo Zuniga is one of the most in-demand musicians and educators in Florida. He has has performed with artists such as Benny Golson, Slide Hampton, Allan Harris, and Arturo Sandoval. Rounding out the rhythm section are Vaughn Henry, one of the most sought-after international pianists in Miami, and Jean Raymond, one of the most respected Vodou drummers in Haiti. Fronting the band with Chardavoine is Anthony Church, teacher of the year (2014) in Pompano Beach and Special Teams leader, is an outstanding saxophonist, teacher, producer, and engineer.