Vocalist Pauline Jean is among the world's brightest lights. Her performances, versatility and well-conceived debut recording are very impressive.
Pauline sings in English, French and Creole and she offers her own fresh approach to every song. The native New Yorker of Haitian descent is known for her sophisticated blending of traditional Haitian music with the contemporary. Her eclectic repertoire also includes original compositions, as well as unique arrangements of beloved standards and blues. Pauline's range is reminiscent of Sarah Vaughan's earthiness and the electrifying voltage of Nina Simone, yet she infuses songs with her own exceptional style.
The stages of world-renowned clubs, jazz festivals and venues in the United States, Europe and the Caribbean have been graced with Pauline’s presence. She has performed in Russia, Lebanon, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Finland, Haiti, Dominican Republic and Nevis Island. Between international and local engagements, Pauline has performed at the Blue Note, Iridium and Lincoln Center in New York and in venues throughout the tri-state metropolitan area.
In early January of 2011 Pauline participated in the momentous Sa'k Pase Ayiti recording project, together with various prominent Haitian artists who came together to commemorate the first anniversary of Haiti's catastrophic earthquake. Pauline is especially met with great acclaim when she offers her heartfelt and thoughtful performances honoring Nina Simone.