Haitian-American performing artist Pauline Jean is a captivating vocalist whose distinctive contralto and rousing melodies have caught the attention of audiences both young and old. Jean 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, JazzTimes, Kreol Magazine, and many more.
Pauline has been featured as a performer and bandleader at numerous prestigious festivals around the globe and has also collaborated with esteemed literary artist, Edwidge Danticat, and distinguished performers Denis Matsuev, Emeline Michel, Godwin Louis, Dan Zanes 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 All About Jazz and "extraordinary musicianship" by the World Music Report. Also a humanitarian and educator, Jean 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.
Pauline has appeared as a performer and bandleader at numerous prestigious festivals around the globe (Barbados, The Dominican Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Haiti,
Israel, Lebanon, Nevis Island, Russia, Switzerland, United Kingdom and the US Virgin Islands). She performed at the 2018 St. Lucia Jazz Festival and is among the line-up for this year’s Martinique Jazz Festival; her performance at the 2016 Port-au-Prince International Jazz Festival received critical acclaim.