Chardavoine short bio: haitian born but brooklyn bred this amazing guitarist has covered the gambit of musical styles through the waves of his guitar. he is a great musician a talented artist and a refined professional he represents the best of modern music and the future of jazz. he's well known around new york for his association with the great Dave Valentin who's a guest on two of his cd's, last year he had the privilege of playing at aretha franklin's birthday bash with the Tito Puente jr. orchestra. his latest release entitled "the tribute" is a tribute to the haitian eartquake victims and a trip back to his roots musically.Chardavoine is a concrete manifestation of what is called "haitian jazz" a new genre emerging in jazz today. the tribute is an eloquent testimony of this genre of music. it showcases his talents not only as an excellent musician but also as a great creative and seasoned arranger.