Markus Schwartz

Markus Schwartz / Haitian Drums

Bohio Music Album Release Party
Apr
26
7:00 PM19:00

Bohio Music Album Release Party

Join Haiti Cultural Exchange to celebrate Bohio Music’s (Riva Nyri Précil and Monvelyno) latest album ‘Ayiti Nan Kay La’ (Haiti in the house), which consists of 17 original songs in Haitian Creole and English. Each song is a combination of Haitian rhythms, traditional Haitian and African instruments, topped with electronic influences and conscious lyricism.

On a joint mission to illuminate Haitian culture, this duo's new album reflects the unique beauty of BOHIO, which means homeland and was the original name of the island of Haiti. Together they serve the world as self-proclaimed cultural ambassadors “bringing Haitian culture into the light."

$10 Suggested Donation at the Door

Light refreshments & cash bar

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Kay Sa CD Release Party
Jun
1
7:30 PM19:30

Kay Sa CD Release Party

Lakou Brooklyn Quartet celebrate their new Soundkeeper Recordings CD “Kay Say”. Recorded in a church dating from 1864, the mesmerizing sounds of music from Haiti blend with the sophisticated jazz sensibilities of the players and soulful vocals to create sounds both heart-wrenching and life-affirming. Kay Sa was recorded "live" (for the microphones) in a single session. Featuring: Markus Schwartz: Haitian Rada & Petwo drums, cajon, ride cymbal, miscellaneous hand and foot percussion, vaksinn (bamboo horn), vocals, Monvelyno Alexis: electric guitar, lead vocals, percussion, Bobby Raymond: contrabass, vaksinn, percussion, vocals, and Godwin Louis: soprano saxophone, alto saxophone.

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David Sanchez & Carib - Terrace Theater,  The Kennedy Center
Jan
26
7:00 PM19:00

David Sanchez & Carib - Terrace Theater, The Kennedy Center

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David Sanchez & Carib at the Terrace Theater, Kennedy Center in Washington, DC

Featuring:

David Sanchez, saxophone and percussion
Luis Perdomo, piano, Fender Rhodes
Ricky Rodriguez, bass
Obed Calvaire, drums
Lage Lund, guitar
Jhan Lee Aponte, Puerto Rican folkloric percussion/dance
Markus Schwartz, Haitian percussion   

Grammy®-winning Puerto Rican saxophonist David Sánchez’s deeply personal new project CARIB brings hot island melodies to the Terrace Theater this winter. CARIB uses modern jazz to explore the kinship between the West African drum rhythms of Yuba, Calinda, and Sika and music from Haiti, Carriacou, and his native Puerto Rico. Sánchez takes a yet deeper dive into the Afro-Caribbean musical lineage and its shared history with the American jazz tradition.

This event is part of The Human Journey, a collaboration between the Kennedy Center, National Geographic Society, and the National Gallery of Art. The Human Journey invites audiences to investigate the powerful experiences of migration, exploration, identity, and resilience through the lenses of the performing arts, science, and visual art. 

  

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David Sanchez & Carib - Georgia State Univ, Atlanta GA
Sep
7
7:30 PM19:30

David Sanchez & Carib - Georgia State Univ, Atlanta GA

Signature Series: The Carib Project

Join us as we kick-off the 2018/19 Signature Series by welcoming The Carib Project in an electric evening of jazz.

David Sanchez, saxophone and percussion
Luis Perdomo, piano, Fender Rhodes
Ricky Rodriguez, bass
Obed Calvaire, drums
Lage Lund, guitar
Jhan Lee Aponte, Puerto Rican folkloric percussion/dance intervention
Markus Schwartz, Haitian percussion   

 

Free Admission.

Parking will be available at M lot for a fee.         

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David Sanchez & Carib @ 2018 SF Jazz Fest
Apr
5
7:30 PM19:30

David Sanchez & Carib @ 2018 SF Jazz Fest

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.

ARTIST PERSONNEL

David Sanchez tenor saxophone
Lage Lund guitar
Luis Perdomo piano
Ricky Rodriguez bass
Obed Calvaire drums
Markus Schwartz percussion
Jhan Lee Aponte percussion

 

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Memories of Destiné: A Centennial Celebration
Mar
29
6:00 PM18:00

Memories of Destiné: A Centennial Celebration

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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.

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Godwin Louis Septet at the Jazz Gallery
Mar
10
7:30 PM19:30

Godwin Louis Septet at the Jazz Gallery

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

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B-Side: Pauline Jean - live in-studio video recording
Mar
8
6:30 PM18:30

B-Side: Pauline Jean - live in-studio video recording

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. 

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An excerpt from the upcoming Soundkeeper Recordings release by Markus Schwartz & Lakou Brooklyn, entitled Kay Sa. Available May 1, 2019 exclusively from soundkeeperrecordings.com. Featuring Markus Schwartz on Haitian drums and percussion, Godwin Louis -sax, Monvelyno Alexis -guitar and vox, and Bobby Raymond on bass.

©2017 Markus Schwartz / Lakou Brooklyn