May 27 at 8 PM: Chardavoine's Creole Jazz Ensemble visits Arts Garage, 94 NE 2nd Ave, Delray Beach. Tickets are $30-$40-$45 at artsgarage.org or the box office at 561-450-6357.
Chardavoine is a concrete manifestation of Haitian jazz, a new genre emerging in jazz today. Haitian-born but Brooklyn-bred, the talented guitarist has covered the gambit of musical styles through the waves of his guitar. He is an incredible musician, a creative artist and a refined professional. He represents the best of modern music and the future of jazz, along with his Creole Jazz Ensemble.
Chardavoine is well-known around New York for his association with the late great Dave Valentin, who’s a guest on two of his albums. Last year he had the privilege of playing at Aretha Franklin’s birthday bash with the Tito Puente Jr. orchestra....