Monvelyno Alexis
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  • brooklyn NY
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Where are you located?
two blocks away from brooklyn museum
What is your affiliation to the Jazz World?
Musical Artist, Vocalist
Tell us a little about your background...
Monvelyno Alexis
A Haitian native from the small town of Port -au-Prince, Monvelyno Alexis began playing the Guitar at the age of 18. Born into a Christian family, Gospel music was his first musical experience. As a young boy, Monvelyno’s instruments included the Flute, Clarinet, and the Trumpet. However, his passion for the Guitar was supreme. By his early twenties, Monvelyno had matured into an experienced Guitar player and began playing with several gospel groups and experimenting with different genres such as Roots, Rock, R&B, Reggae, Fusion and Jazz. A year later, he was fortunate to meet and begin playing with Thurgot Theodat, one of Haiti’s most famous Jazz musicians who was working to fuse Jazz and Voodoo rhythms. This propelled Monvelyno into a deep ethnography of Voodoo music. Over the next three to four years, he visited traditional temples, as Lakou Souvenans, Lakou Badjo, Lakou soukri, and interviewed high priest and priestesses of Voodoo, and learned many of their ritual spiritual songs. Around the same time Monvelyno was also a painter, started by himself and found some help later from a few friends as, Pierre Austin, Richard Barbot, Mirand Marck Richard, and so on. Since then he is working every day as a professional of both Music and Paintings to get to the journey where he can express himself to translate his dream to the world. At the age of 27, after five years working with Thurgot and with the help of Richard Morse, Monvelyno started his own band featuring Jazz and Voodoo called K-fou La Croix (Crossroads). Meanwhile, he was also employed as Maestro of various different bands such as Chandel and Taino, Karess konpa, and performing with a spectrum of bands (e.g. RAM, Indigenous and B12, Mission, and Atists, as Samba Zao, Jean Raimond Giglio, Prince Guetchens, Raoul Dennis Junior, Jimmy Jn felix, Fabrice Rouzier, Pierre Rigaud Cherry, Eddy bourjolly and so on ). After many performances around the globe at various cultural festivals, Monvelyno permanently moved to America and settled in New York City. He was recently the music director of Manzè Dayila and the Nago Nation band , produced by Jamie Propp,and the group Parole. Although he continues to collaborate with different artists and perform with different bands, Monvelyno is working to produce Dlo, a Haitian Transcendent Jazz band. The project features Bass player and sound technician: Chico Broyer, Percussionist and Conga player: Sergo Decius, Classical Jazz Flutist: Fritz Placide, and himself on Guitar. These days Monvelyno is working on his musical project, in the mean time working with Robert Cenatus ( Bono ), and can be regularly seen in all sorts of musical style Jazz, konpa, roots, vodoo around New York City.
How did you hear about the Jazz Network? Please give full name of contact
from a friend
What Instrument do you play?
Vocalist, Guitar
What is your website address? Only websites that pertain to your business and how you can be contacted.
http://www.monvelynoart.com

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At 1:04pm on February 19, 2009, Jaijai Jackson said…
Hi Monvelyno,

Nice to have you with us here in The Jazz Network!

Enjoy your stay!

Jaijai
At 1:47am on December 14, 2008, Robert said…
Hi!
I checked out your page in the Jazz Network. Nice playing! When you get a moment please check out my free guitar lesson page at: http://www.bluesandjazzguitar.blogspot.com/ pass it on to friends, students and anyone who likes jazz guitar. I’m trying to promote jazz and blues guitar.
Best regards,
Robert
At 7:43pm on May 30, 2008, exe*Cute* said…
Hello Monvelyno ....
Welcome to our Family here at TJN ~ Hope You will have a Lot of Fun with us --- as we have Great Talent, and Sounds at this very Special 24/7- J@zzClub !!

You surely will be a Real Asset here !!

Would be a Great Honour to be Your Friend ...
Regards;
xdrd
...........
Also would be a real Pleasure to Invite You to Join, and share our Luv of J@zz ~ with the Great Sounds at The J@zz Network Listening Room here --->
http://thejazznetwork.ning.com/group/thejzznetworklisteningroom
Happy Listening;
xdrd
 
 
 

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