DC JazzFest Concert - Jacques Schwarz-Bart
The DC Jazz Fest as a non-profit service organization is an annual jazz festival held for nearly two weeks in Washington, DC. The DCJF organization provides enriching and entertaining jazz performances and programs that introduce students and adults from all walks of life to jazz; our nation’s singular original art form. DCJF presents a selection of the jazz genre’s most acclaimed artists as well as emerging artists and provides enhanced exposure for the rich treasure trove of musicians from the Washington, DC area. Throughout the year, DCJF has nourished the community with music education programs that extend our reach into underserved communities and enhance the quality of life for DC public and charter school students. The lineup for the 2021 DC JazzFest features an eclectic and diverse cast of Grammy winners, burgeoning jazz superstars and a slew of DC’s finest talent.
About Jacques Schwarz-Bart
Jacques is a New York based jazz saxophonist who has been at the center of several musical revolutions: neo soul next to D’angelo and Erika Badu and New Jazz as a founding member of Roy Hargrove RH Factor. He outright created two surging new styles: Gwoka Jazz, and Voodoo jazz, reuniting jazz music with its Afro-Caribbean and spiritual origins. Jacques’ impressionistic writing, powerful tone, and wide-ranging language – both lyrical and angular – have fueled a growing presence on the world stage.
Born in Guadeloupe as son of acclaimed writers, Jacques decided to follow his own vision as a band leader in 2005 and finalized his Gwoka Jazz Project. Jacques and his Gwoka Project recorded two albums for Universal, Soné Ka La and Abyss, which have built his current career as an internationally acclaimed jazz band leader.
October 27, 2021
La Maison Française - Embassy of France
4101 Reservoir Road, NW - Washington, DC