Haiti is rich with culture and heritage. Join us for a conversation about Jazz and its footprints in Haiti and the Americas on Sept. 20 at 5:00 p.m. at Brooklyn College. “Haitian Jazz and American Jazz: Historical Connections and Specificities” will explore the history of Jazz and how it travelled through the world to make indelible imprints in Haiti and the United States.
Panelists include, Alix “Buyu” Ambroise, Jr., Haitian-American saxophonist and jazz artist; Melvin L. Butler, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Musicology, University of Miami; Jean Chardavoine, Haitian-American artist; Joel Widmaier, Haitian artist and president of Fondation Haiti Jazz; and Pauline Jean, Haitian American jazz vocalist.
The event is free and open to the public, with a jazz concert following the discussion.