La MaMa Blogs: Jacques Schwarz-Bart: Confetti Jazz Festival

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Jacques Schwarz-Bart: Confetti Jazz Festival

The French dubbed their colonies “Le Confetti” as if they were merely a place to party, but the rich musical heritage from Guadeloupe, Haiti, La Reunion and Martinique show deep roots and magical connection that go well beyond confetti.

Confetti Jazz Festival is a fusion of French and Caribbean musicians, featuring Jacques Schwarz- Bart, creating unique crossover sounds often called an intersection of sacred Haitian voodoo music and jazz, sounds destined to inspire conversations about race, politics and musical methodology. The Confetti Jazz weekend is a first attempt to showcase some of the artists and sounds, which emerged from these cross-pollinations.

"In the 21st century, there is no better news for jazz music than Jacques Schwarz-Bart: A sound like a messenger of the Gods, a loyalty to the rhythms, an incandescent furor, a flexibility of melodies played right." 
- Francis Marmande, Le Monde 

La MaMa presents 
Confetti Jazz Festival 
featuring Jacques Schwarz-Bart 

Two Performances Only! 
Thursday, May 1 and Friday May 2, 2014 @ 7:30pm 

Ellen Stewart Theatre 
66 East 4th Street 
(Between Bowery and Second Avenue) 
New York, NY 10003 

Tickets: $20 Adults; $15 Students/Seniors; ten tickets priced at $10 are available to each performance as part of La MaMa's 10@$10 ticketing initiative, in advance only, via web, phone or box office. 10@$10 Tickets not available day of performance. 

For tickets and information: CLICK HERE

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