Saxophonist from Guadeloupe, Jacques Schwarz-Bart was introduced to Caribbean rhythms very early on in his childhood. Léwoz, kaladja, toumblak and Graj. He enrolled in the prestigious Berklee College of Music and from there went on and collaborated with several big names of the new soul and jazz scene such as Danilo Perez and Chucho Valdes. Jacques Schwarz-Bart was in the middle of many musical revolutions. Neo soul next to D’angelo and Erika Badu and New jazz as a founding member of the Roy Hargrover RH Factor. Later on he decided to dig into his musical identity, namely through his project Gwoka Jazz bringing together talented artists such as Sonny Troupé, Olivier Juste and Milan Milanovic with whom he recorded two albums. In 2012 Jacques Schwarz- Bart started a new project, creating synergies between modern jazz and Haitian voodoo music by collaborating with Erol Josué, Gaston Bonga, Etienne Charles, Obed Calvaire just to name a few. The project Jazz Vaudou Haiti is carried by the power behind the spirituality of Vaudou music. Jacques Schwarz-Bart’s sound allowed Caribbean jazz to reach the international jazz scene.
For his concert at PAPJAZZ, he will be featuring Sarah Elizabeth Charles, who is greatly appreciated by our audience, for a unique concert with high level Kreyol jazz.
January 25 @ 19:00
– 8:00 pm