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Buyu Ambroise

Buyu Ambroise was born in Haiti. After a brief stay in the Republic of Congo as a child, Buyu has been residing in the United States for over 35 years. Buyu was drawn to the saxophone at a young age, experimenting with the instrument as a high school student in Brooklyn, New York during the 1970s, a fertile period for both Haitian music and American Jazz. His passion for Jazz music led him to study with Jazz legends such as Frank Foster, Jimmy Owens, and John Lewis. Buyu then performed in New York City with various small groups for more than 20 years, playing usually Haitian Konpa music or Jazz

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Various Artists: KariJazz Presents Yanvablue

Read "KariJazz Presents Yanvablue" reviewed by James Nadal

In attempt to assist the Haitian jazz artists after the devastating earthquake of January 12, 2010, the Karijazz label has released Yanvablue , a double-disc production featuring selections by the best Kreyol Jazz musicians, who cleared and donated the songs, complete with extensive liner notes and musician credits. These musicians remain active, in spite of the ...

Blues in Red

Label: Justin Time Records
Released: 2004
Track listing: Dessalinienne; Konbit Zaka; Minis Azaka; Kote Moun Yo; One Note Rara; Kouzen; Caravan; Complainte Paysanne; Minouch; Konviksyon.

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Buyu Ambroise: Blues in Red

Read "Blues in Red" reviewed by Jim Santella

Combining soulful blues with traditional Haitian music, saxophonist Alix “Buyu" Ambroise creates a session filled with heartfelt spirit and founded on lively Latin rhythms. The program moves smoothly through lyrical melodies and mournful airs. Hence, his Latin jazz program folds in the best of both worlds. Ambroise's soulful saxophone lead replaces the chant of ...


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