The Festival International de Jazz for the year 2011 in Haiti begins this week. For those fans of good jazz music living in Haiti, I get news for you.
When? From Saturday February 19 through Saturday February 26, 2011
Where? Scène Prestige (Parc Historique de la Canne a Sucre, route de Tabarre), Scène Voilà (Restaurant Quartier Latin, Place Boyer, Pétion-Ville), IHA(Institut Haitiano Americain, Champ de Mars), Karibe (Karibe Hotel, 7, Juvenat, Pétion-Ville), O’Brasileiro (103, rue Louverture, Pétion-Ville), IFH (Institut Francais d’Haiti, 99, rue Lamartinière) and Fokal (143, avenue Christophe, Port au Prince)
Who will be the invited groups & artists? Carsten Daerr Trio (Germany), Beatriz Malnic (Brazil), Jane Bunett (Canada), Organik Trio (Chili), Aaron Goldberg (USA), Jerez Texas (Spain), Mino Cinelu (France), Pauline Jean, Mushy Widmaer, Vanessa & Alex Jacquemin, Claude Carré Trio, Dizwikara, Jaleb, Frantz Courtois & Welmyr Jean Pierre Trio (Haiti) and Eblén Macari Trio (Mexico).
What? Find below the schedule of concerts.
Saturday February 19- Mushy Widmaer, Beatriz Malnic, Aaron Goldberg at 6:00 pm at Scène Prestige & Frantz Courtois at 8:00 pm at Scène Voilà
Sunday February 20- Beatriz Malnic, Vanessa and Alex Jacquemin, Jane Bunett at 5:00 pm at Karibe & Jaleb at 8:00 pm at Scène Voilà
Monday February 21- Claude Carré Trio and Jane Bunett at 6:00 pm at IHA & Dizwikara at 8:00 pm at O’Brasileiro
Tuesday February 22- Vanessa & Alex Jacquemin and Mushy Widmaer at 6:00 pm at IHA & Jaleb at 8:00 pm at Scène Voilà.
Wednesday February 23- Eblén Macari and Organik Trio at 6:00 pm at IHA & Welmyr Jean Pierre Trio at 8:00 pm at Scène Voilà
Thursday February 24- Mino Celu at 6:00 pm at IFH & Jerez Texas and Carsten Daerr Trio at 7:00 pm at Karibe & Claude Carré Trio at 9:00 pm at O’Brasileiro
Friday February 25- Organik Trio and Pauline Jean at 6:00 pm at IHA & Frantz Courtois at 8:00 pm at Scène Voilà
Saturday February 26- Eblén Macari at 4:00 pm at Fokal & Carsten Daerr Trio, Pauline Jean and Mino Celu at 6:00 pm at Scène Prestige & Welmyr Jean Pierre Trio at 8:00 pm at Scène Voilà.
How? Tickets are being sold for 500.00 gourdes at Canne a Sucre or Karibe Hotel.
I am planning to be there on Saturday February 19. I would not miss Aaron Goldberg & Beatriz Malnic. I like american jazz and am in love with brazilian jazz.