Jacques Schwarz-Bart

Singles & EPs

About Jacques Schwarz-Bart

Saxophonist Jacques Schwarz-Bart is an ambitious performer with a vibrantly cross-pollinated sound informed by post-bop jazz, the percussive gwo ka rhythms of his native Guadeloupe, and R&B. An original member of Roy Hargrove's RH Factor, Schwarz-Bart has performed with a bevy of artists, including D'Angelo, Danilo Perez, Chucho Valdes, and Meshell N'degeocello, among others. His own albums, like 2007's Soné Ka La, 2014's Jazz Racine Haiti, and 2018's Hazzan, have found him moving deftly from Afro-Caribbean and neo-soul sounds to voodoo traditions and Jewish liturgical music. In 2020, he further explored his hybrid gwoka jazz style with Soné Ka-La 2: Odyssey.

Les Abymes, Guadeloupe
December 22, 1962