The ever popular Big Night in Little Haiti concert series gets jazzy just in time for St. Valentines, with a special Kreyol Jazz concert, set for Friday, February 19, from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Little Haiti Cultural Center.
This concert features A special double billing, with Jazz guitarist Bemol Telfort and Band Leaders Chardavoine and the Creole Jazz Project. azz guitarist, composer, guitarist, arranger and bandleader Bemol Telfort find beauty in a diversity of themes and rhythms, and a sense of pure freedom and joy that fills great music. Fans love Bemol’s natural ability to mix swing, Pop, and Caribbean rhythms combined with great composition and arrangement skills.
Haitian-born/Brooklyn-based bandleader and guitarist Jean Chardavoine represents the best of modern music and the future of Haitian jazz. He is well known for his work with jazz icon Dave Valentin and the Creole Jazz Project, bringing together eight top local musicians, including Josh Allen on bass, jazz drummer Rodolfo Zuniga, pianist Vaughn Henry, and traditional Vodou drummer Jean Raymond. Fronting the band with Chardavoine is Anthony Church, an outstanding saxophonist, teacher, producer, and engineer.
The event is an all-family affair, with delicious Kreyol cuisine from Leela’s Restaurant, and hands-on art activities for kids, sponsored by the Positive Impact Foundation and the Kose Famn and Bass Museum of Art.