Jacques Schwarz-Bart

Jacques Schwarz-Bart

Born in 1962 in Les Abymes, Guadeloupe

“Brother Jacques“, the son of two famous writers, lived in Senegal, Switzerland, Guadeloupe and New York before settling down in Boston, Massachusetts where he teaches at the Berklee College of Music. His music incorporates Guadeloupean rhythms, jazz as well as hip-hop influences. In addition to his work with Roy Hargrove and D‘Angelo, Jacques has done studio session work and has performed live with Erykah Badu, Meshell Ndegéocello, Danilo Perez.