Chardavoine – guitar
Kim Plainfield – drums
Michael O’Brien – bass
Johnny Mercier – piano
Peter Brainin – tenor and soprano sax
Haitian born but Brooklyn bred, an amazingly talented artist thus, enabling Chardavoine to be a refined professional.
He’s well known around New York for his association with Grammy Award winner Dave Valentin, last year he had the privilege of playing at Aretha Franklin’s birthday bash with the Tito Puente Jr. orchestra.
His latest release entitled “TheTribute” is dedicated to the Haitian earthquake victims and a trip back to his roots musically.
Chardavoine is a concrete manifestation of what is called “Creole jazz” a new genre emerging in Jazz today.
The Tribute is an eloquent testimony of this musical genre. It showcases soliloquies hence, showcasing his talents culminating the melodic creativity of a seasoned arranger.
On January 17th, 2015 The Chardavoine Band opened for the Grammy Award winning group “Yellow jackets” at the Port-au-Prince Jazz Festival which was a soul awakening experience after forty years of absence from his homeland of Haiti.