Jazz Encounters features a live performance followed by a jam session with a focus on education, hosted in the WDNA Jazz Gallery, and co-produced with Nicole Yarling and the JECC.
- Masks are optional.
- No ticket refunds.
April’s Jazz Encounter features trumpeter, Jean Caze.
This concert is made possible thanks to support from South Arts.
“With a sound compared to the likes of Miles Davis, it is no wonder that Jean Caze has achieved such astounding success as a trumpet player. …” Music educator Carl Saunders.
The ever worldly and charming Jean Caze has emerged as one of today’s most beautiful new voices in jazz. Jean’s experience includes having performed with stellar legendary artists such as: Herbie Hancock, Aretha Franklin, Michael Bublé, Mariah Carey, Al Jarreau, Roy Hargrove, Arturo Sandoval and George Duke just to name a few.
His unique style and playing provides his audience with a musical experience unlike any, in jazz past or present.
Growing up in Queens, NY, Haitian-American Jean Caze began playing the trumpet at the age of nine. He recalls, “The most amazing feeling I can remember in music was my first concert while I was nine years old. During the concert, each kid played a part of the melody as a solo. When I played my solo, the audience came alive. I was shocked to discover that I had the power to connect with the crowd through the music – I felt empowered.”
In 2009, Jean began his long-standing position as part of the teaching faculty at the highly recognized “Litchfield Jazz Camp” in Litchfield, Connecticut.
In 2010 Jean accepted a top position in Michael Bublé’s touring band, performing as a featured soloist to sold-out arenas all over the world. Touring with Bublé’ led to endorsement deals and in 2014, Jean officially became a Yamaha performing artist.
In December of 2015, Jean released his second self-produced album, “Amédé” where he seamlessly combined his Haitian roots with his American Jazz education and upbringing. Jean has received abundant praise from critics, peers and jazz enthusiasts alike that have taken to Jean’s lyrical tone and tasteful ideas.
After the concert is an open jam. Bring your instrument!
Students! Be sure to score one of the limited free student tickets.