Private Percussion and Drum set Study focused on the musical styles of Africa, Cuba, Europe and the U.S.
Jacksonville State University Teacher’s Assistant
Drummers Collective (NYC) Private Study Program
Banff School of the Arts Afro-Cuban Programs
University of Calgary Western Music Performance
Enrique Pla ; Miguel ‘Anga” Diaz; Jesus y Freddie Alfonso, Michael Spiro, Julio Lopez, Israel Berriel, Madou Dembele;
Changuito, Bobby Sanbria; John Amira; N’Goma N’Dao; Jose Sanchez,; Dr. Glenn Price; Clint Gillespie;
Jean-Christophe has years of experience teaching students ranging from child/beginner to adult/professional. Below are some of the institutions Jean-Christophe has worked with in the past. At present Jean-Christophe is a fully independent educator.
Ravinia: school programs
Merit music: conservatory and "bridges" (after school programs)
Rock for Kids: community out-reach and school programs
Jacksonville State University:
-Cuban percussion course
-Latin Jazz teacher’s assistant
-Guest master classes Jacksonville State University
University of Calgary:
-Co-instructor for FUNDAMENTALS OF RHYTHM Faculty of Kinesiology, U of C
-Co-instructor for AFRO-WORLD BEAT DANCE/RHYTHM Faculty of Dance U of C
Guest master classes at Conservatorio Mozarte (quito Ecuador) 2004 and 2007
Calgary Public Schools: after school and enrichment programs
Decidedly Jazz Danceworks: music education for dancers
Private Instruction, Group Classes, Lectures/Workshops including:
-early music education
-adult hobby/self development
Jean-Christophe has performed in jazz festivals, concerts, educational demonstration/master classes, art festivals, dance productions, percussion conventions, religious ceremonies, musical theater, film, clubs and private events all over the US and Canada, as well as Morocco, Cuba, the Caribbean, Israel and Ecuador.
He has had the honor or performing with such artists as:
Howard levy, Chicago jazz Ensemble , Lalo Schifrin, Michael Spiro, Mezcla, The Genesis world music ensemble, RhythmUnity ensemble, Chevere, Chuchito Valdes, Decidedly Jazz Dance Company
Recording and Video
As a freelance artist, Jean has been a part of many albums, videos, TV broadcasts and interviews.
He has been heard and seen on recordings, radio and TV in Canada, the U.S. and Israel, Europe and Ecuador.
Most recently, he has played on:
-World music album and tour documentary with Saffron Caravan (directed by Howard Levy)
-Cuban original music album with Angel de Cuba
-Multiple singles with remix project Mr. Egg Germ (with Rick Gehrenbeck)
-Latin debut album with Lise Gilley and Groupo Cha Cha
-Live video with Loide Jorge (Mozambique vocalist)