Haitian-American performing artist, PAULINE JEAN, is a captivating songstress whose distinctive voice and rousing melodies have caught the attention of audiences both young and old. Pauline brings a refreshing sound to today's music; creating an erudite blend of worldly jazz that draws from her Creole roots and integrates modern and traditional inflections. She has received considerable press globally from leading media publications such as DownBeat, Jazzwise, All About Jazz, World Music Report, Jazz Times, and many more.
Pauline has performed at the Pori Jazz Festival, Nõmme Jazz Festival, St. Lucia Jazz Festival, Port-au-Prince International Jazz Festival, Martinique Jazz Festival, Annecy Classical Festival, Tchaikovsky Concert Hall, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Jazz at Lincoln Center-Shanghai, Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, the world-famous Apollo Theater, the Kennedy Center, and many other prominent jazz venues and festivals around the world. She has presented concerts throughout the United States, Russia, Israel, China, Europe, and the Caribbean with her band.
She has also collaborated with esteemed literary artist, Edwidge Danticat, and distinguished performers Denis Matsuev, Emeline Michel, Godwin Louis, and Wyclef Jean, among others. Her latest CD, NWAYO, was praised as "an amalgam of pure jazz vocalization steeped in Caribbean rhythm and soul" by AllAboutJazz.com and "extraordinary musicianship" by the World Music Report. Pauline has strong ties to her Haitian roots and has been acknowledged by author Ralph Boncy and the Haitian Jazz Foundation as one of the most important women in Haitian music.
Pauline shares her perspectives on music and life as a musician through teaching private students and workshops for singers on all levels in the US and abroad. She travels to Haiti annually with a group of musicians, as part of the Experience Ayiti mission, to provide aid, master classes, free concerts, and instrument distribution throughout different regions of the island. Jean graduated from Berklee College of Music and is a cultural, and musical ambassador worldwide.
On August 6, 2020, Pauline debuted Ain't I A Woman (Singing Truth). She pays tribute to Sojourner Truth, a powerful force in the fight for justice and equality for both African Americans and all women in the United States.