Join Markus Schwartz and Lakou Brooklyn, featuring Monvelyno Alexis on guitar and vocals, Godwin Louis on soprano and alto saxophones, and Bobby Raymond on acoustic bass, as they debut new music for their upcoming Soundkeeper Recordings release, along with repertoire from the existing Lakou Brooklyn catalogue.
Join Markus Schwartz and Lakou Brooklyn, featuring Monvelyno Alexis on guitar and vocals, Bobby Raymond on bass, and invited guest Oran Etkin on clarinet and saxophone, as they debut new music for their upcoming Soundkeeper Recordings release.
David Sánchez' Carib
A GRAMMY-winning saxophonist and member of the SFJAZZ Collective, David Sánchez presents his newest project, CARIB – a deeply personal journey using modern jazz to explore the kinship between the West African drum rhythms of Yuba, Calinda, and Sika and music in Haiti, Carriacou, and his native Puerto Rico... CARIB, in which Sánchez takes a yet deeper dive into the Afro-Caribbean musical lineage and its shared history with the American jazz tradition.
David Sanchez tenor saxophone
Lage Lund guitar
Luis Perdomo piano
Ricky Rodriguez bass
Obed Calvaire drums
Markus Schwartz percussion
Jhan Lee Aponte percussion
Celebrate the centennial of the Haitian-born American dancer and choreographer Jean-Léon Destiné. As an awe-inspiring virtuoso performer, over a many-decades-long career, Destiné championed and shared the traditional music and dance of Haiti. The Library presents an evening of performance, archival footage, conversation, and celebratory music to honor the life and legacy of Jean-Léon Destiné.
Godwin Louis presents compositions from his upcoming debut album Global. The album is based on Louis’ time spent exploring and researching the music transferred to the world via the infamous and unfortunate transatlantic slave trade.
Godwin Louis – saxophone
Adam O’Farrill – trumpet
Joel Ross – vibraphone
Victor Gould – piano
Luques Curtis – bass
Jonathan Barber – drums
with special guests:
Markus Schwartz -percussion
Pauline Jean -vocals
sets at 7.30pm + 9.30pm
$25/$10 for members
reserved table seating: $35/$20 members
With Haitian singer/composer Pauline Jean & band. B-Side is BRIC TV's live in-studio music series and screening, featuring performances from emerging and established musicians on Thursday evenings – free of charge. The in-studio seating is very limited and FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED. RSVPs do not guarantee entryand are used solely for measuring attendance. These performances are open to the public, however our studio space is limited.
4 - 6 p.m., James and Betty Hall Theatre
The show is designed to celebrate the contributions of, and illuminate the experiences of, African Americans. Local dance ensembles and DCC students will come together for an amazing, collaborative dance extravaganza that draws on such dance genres as African, ballet, hip hop, jazz, liturgical and modern. The event is lively and fun for the entire family. For more information, contact Jamoy Smikle at Jamoy.Smikle@sunydutchess.edu.
A meeting of traditional Haitian drums/songs, and original creative improv music.
Featuring Ches Smith -drums/percussion/vox, Matt Mitchell-piano/percussion, Daniel Brevil - Haitian drums/vox, Markus Schwartz -Haitian drums/vox & special guest vocalist Nahomi Joseph.
Start the New Year right, celebrating Haitian Independence Day, with the sounds of Haitian Jazz. Late night session at the landmark Smoke Jazz & Supper Club, one of the best rooms for jazz in NYC. Willerm Delisfort piano, Buyu Ambroise sax, Bobby Raymond bass, Allan Mednard drums, & Markus Schwartz Haitian drums /percussion.
Afro-Haitian jazz and folklore with Goussy Celestin (piano/vox) and Markus Schwartz (Haitian drums/percussion). Caribbean cuisine and good vibes!
Experience Ayiti (XA) supports the education of Haiti's youth through the performing arts by providing instruments, workshops, and other necessary resources for their training, performance, and growth. Through our efforts we hope to create an international community in Haiti composed of artists, teachers, researchers, professionals, ethnomusicologists, and filmmakers.
Music has the power to change the world and the skills required to learn an instrument (dedication, team work, improvisation, communication, math and logic, etc) are important beyond the bandstand in creating a generation of Haitians who will become the leaders of their generation.