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Rank #147 US Brooklyn, NY Jazz / Haitian Roots / World


Sounds Like: Boukman Eksperyans, AZOR, John William Coltrane, Gangbé Brass Band, Richard Bona

Label: Soundkeeper Recordings

Bio: Born in Copenhagen Denmark, percussionist Markus Schwartz grew up in an American household surrounded by jazz, and has devoted the last twenty years to learning the wealth and complexity of traditional Haitian drum music. Moving in and out of Haiti since the early 1990s, Markus followed the lead ... See Full Bio

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  • 2012

    Oct 31

    Brooklyn, NY, US | 8:00pm

    Brooklyn, NY, US
    Wed Oct 31, 2012 8:00pm


    Join Markus Schwartz & Monvelyno Alexis as they celebrate the release of their Vo-Duo recording entitled "Nou La". Markus Schwartz (Haitian drums/percussion), Monvelyno Alexis (guitar, vocals) plus invited guests. CD sales & signing. Meet & greet with the artists.

  • 2012

    Oct 31

    Brooklyn, NY, US | 8:00pm
    Shapeshifter Lab
    Brooklyn, NY, US
    Wed Oct 31, 2012 8:00pm


    Vo-Duo Inspired by the rhythms and chants of the sacred Vodou music traditions of Haiti, guitarist/vocalist extraordinaire Monvelyno Alexis and renowned percussionist Markus Schwartz incorporate elements of "Mizik Rasin", Jazz and Rock into a uniquely original and modern improvisational context.

  • 2012

    Oct 25

    Brooklyn, NY, US | 8:00pm

    Brooklyn, NY, US
    Thu Oct 25, 2012 8:00pm


    Join Monvelyno Alexis & Markus Schwartz as they celebrate the release of "Nou La", their exciting and eclectic new recording as Vo-Duo. CD sales & signing, invited musical guests and more.

  • 2012

    Jan 7

    Brooklyn, NEW Y, US | 7:00pm
    Vodoo Bar
    Brooklyn, NEW Y, US
    Sat Jan 07, 2012 7:00pm
  • 2011

    Nov 2

    New York, NY, US | 7:00pm
    Wed Nov 02, 2011 7:00pm


    Markus Schwartz & Lakou Brooklyn - Jordan Siwek Vo-Duo: Monvelyno Alexis & Markus Schwartz in a "Fet Gede" celebration. 7:30 - Bree Ann Klauser and Jordan Siwek perform original tunes.

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  • Steve Kelly (Artist) Steve Kelly
    We love you! 1000 Blessings Peace Steve Kelly A. Goude Orange Road Records
  • Henning Stumm (Artist) Henning Stumm
    I really love your music and drumming! love and respect, peace and bessings.
  • Cheryl Pyle (Artist) Cheryl Pyle
    great music -jazz/metal grtz -rhsc nyc
  • Giscard Nazon (Artist) Giscard Nazon
    Markus, I am enjoying the album. It is a lovely record. A sonic wonder!
  • Charles "Wsir" Johnson (Artist) Charles "Wsir" Johnson
    ...I'm there all the way...looking to obtain the CD...Very cool.....wsir
  • Judith Miller Band (Artist) Judith Miller Band
    just stopped by with my coffee to grab a quick listen and leave a little love
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