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Pauline Jean

Vocalist Pauline Jean is among the world's brightest lights. Her performances, versatility and well-conceived debut recording are very impressive. Pauline sings in English, French and Creole and she offers her own fresh approach to every song. The native New Yorker of Haitian descent is known for her sophisticated blending of traditional Haitian music with the contemporary. Her eclectic repertoire also includes original compositions, as well as unique arrangements of beloved standards and blues. Pauline's range is reminiscent of Sarah Vaughan's earthiness and the electrifying voltage of Nina Simone, yet she infuses songs with her own exceptional style. The stages of world-renowned clubs, jazz festivals and venues in the United States, Europe and the Caribbean have been graced with Pauline’s presence

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Experience Ayiti Joins With The Mingus Big Band At New York’s Jazz Standard This October To Support Music Initiatives In Haiti

Experience Ayiti Joins With The Mingus Big Band At New York’s Jazz Standard This October To Support Music Initiatives In Haiti

The New York-based Mingus Big Band will host the non-profit charity Experience Ayiti (XA) during October, to bring awareness and raise funds for XA’s mission in Haiti. The residency will take place at New York’s Jazz Standard on Mondays beginning October 7, followed by each consecutive Monday that month; October 14, 21, and 28. Sets are ...

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Experience Ayiti Gears Up For Their Second Annual Mission Trip To Haiti This December With A Special Benefit Concert In New York City On November 19th

Experience Ayiti Gears Up For Their Second Annual Mission Trip To Haiti This December With A Special Benefit Concert In New York City On November 19th

Humanitarian arts and educational organization Experience Ayiti will hold a special benefit concert on Sunday, November 19, 2017, at DROM in New York City, for the organization's second annual mission trip to Haiti. The show will present an All-Star ensemble featuring saxophonist and Experience Ayiti's founder Godwin Louis, vocalist Pauline Jean, along with Billy Buss (trumpet), ...

Nwayo

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2016
Track listing: Rév Pauline; I’m In The Mood For Love; Anmwey; Whirlwind Romance; Ti Kwazo Kote Ou Prale ?; Igbo Landing; Their Blood, Bondye; Kouto De Bo; (Reprise) Ti Kwazo Kote Ou Prale.

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James Nadal's Best Releases of 2016

Read "James Nadal's Best Releases of 2016" reviewed by James Nadal

Having had the honor and pleasure to review over eighty records in 2016, choosing a dozen is a difficult task. There are featured blues and soul vocalists, which are maintaining the significance of these genres alive with the authentic talent and dedication required. Included are stimulating offerings from innovative fusion and experimental artists, as well as ...

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Pauline Jean: Nwayo

Read "Nwayo" reviewed by James Nadal

One cannot properly realize the music of vocalist Pauline Jean without delving into the history of Haiti, as they are intrinsically intertwined. She has the innate ability to seamlessly flow within her ancestral culture while very much being the modern artist living the creative life. Her sophomore release Nwayo--Haitian Kreyol for core or center--is an amalgam ...

A Musical Offering

Label: SJR Sekonsa Jazz Records
Released: 2011
Track listing: Love Must Be Catchin'; Blue Skies/Ciel Beu; Exactly Like You; I Thought About You; Plain Gold Ring; Searchin'; Dey/Rasenbleman; Ayiti Remember; Forget Me; Tell Me More And More And Then Some; Beautiful Friendship; Little Did We Know; Signature.

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Pauline Jean: A Musical Offering

Read "A Musical Offering" reviewed by James Nadal

The advent and enduring popularity of music videos has allowed artists to break out and garner an audience based on the recording and online posting of their live performances. This trend has been positive for vocalist Pauline Jean, whose mesmerizing performances of “Yoyo" and her signature song, “Dey/Rasenbleman," have led enthusiasts to seek out her 2009 ...

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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 ...

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Rising New York Jazz Vocal Star Pauline Jean Makes First Visit to UK

Rising New York Jazz Vocal Star Pauline Jean Makes First Visit to UK

Pauline Jean announces UK concert dates to coincide with the release of her debut CD A Musical Offering on CD Baby and I-Tunes (also available on gigs). “Pauline's voice is going to capture you from the first note" --Jazz & Bossa Review “This phenomenal vocalist With a voice and stage presence made for jazz, Pauline indeed ...


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