Jean D. Pierre

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Jean D. Pierre was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on June 26, 1958. As for many children of the time, soccerball, school, church, movie, music and parties shared his childhood. In 1986 he earned a BA…
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Jean D. Pierre was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on June 26, 1958. As for many children of the time, soccerball, school, church, movie, music and parties shared his childhood. In 1986 he earned a BA in business administration. He immigrated to New York in 1989, attended the New School University where he earned a MS. at the Milano graduate school of management and urban policy.

At an early age, Jean Pierre showed a great interest for music. At thirteen he occasionally played conga in a mini jazz, LES BLOUSONS VERTS, that used to rehearse at his home. His first contact with guitar was exciting, a friend initiated him and let him take it home, and he would have spent the night playing, had his father not intervened. He started to compose around 16 and in the mid-seventies, was a member of The Literacy Committee for Development, an organization made of mostly upper and middle class high school boys and girls, whom aim was educating poor people, mostly adults living in slums. Later, this activity will lead Jean to the International Parrain Plan as director of three programs in community development. In 1986 while approaching his college graduation, he became director of research at City Hall.

Today, Jean D. Pierre guitar player composer works as a Planning and Research consultant for several Community and Local Development Corporations. He is a member of the Committee for the Promotion of Haitian Legacy (CPHL). Jean D. Pierre is taking jazz piano at the Brooklyn conservatory, writing a book on Haitian music, and is ready to collaborate with AMG.