Tony Moïse Leaves His Mark on Mini-Jazz

Tony Moïse Leaves His Mark on Mini-Jazz

Mini-Jazz innovator Tony Moïse's sudden death from heart problems has stunned the Haitian government. Culture Minister Darguste said Moïse's passing leaves a void in Compás music.

Moïse studied classical music at Petion Louverture and became a student of Gerard Alvarez, who taught him musicianship.

Moïse learned both guitar and saxophone, and was instrumental in the Mini-Jazz movement of the 60s and 70s. He co-founded the group Shleu-Shleu and released nearly three dozen recordings in almost four decades.

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