Big Night in Little Haiti to feature Jazz legend Jean Chardonvoine

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Jazz legend Jean Chardonvoine

Concert to feature other jazz performances

The ever popular Big Night in Little Haiti concert series celebrates Creole Jazz this Sunday with a stellar line-up of iconic performers. On February 19, starting 6 pm at the Little Haiti Cultural Complex, the concert will feature Jazz legend Jean Chardonvoine and Creole Jazz Project, as well as Bemol Telfort.

Jean Chardavoine is a Haitian-born, Brooklyn-based bandleader and guitarist. He is well known for his work with jazz icon Dave Valentin, among his many interesting solo works. The Creole Jazz Project is his newest project, which brings together eight top local jazz musicians celebrating and evolving the unique genre. 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, performing 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.

Bemol Telfort is a Miami-based jazz guitarist, composer, guitarist, arranger and bandleader. Fans love Bemol’s natural ability to mix swing, pop, and Caribbean rhythms combined with great composition and arrangement skills.

Big Night in Little Haiti takes place every 3rd Friday at the Little Haiti Cultural Complex from 6 to10 p.m. Admission is free with a suggested donation of $5 or more. An after party will also be hosted in the Caribbean Marketplace.

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