15
Saturday
September
The Willerm Delisfort Project
Back to School w/ The Willerm Delisfort Project

Minton's playhouse
206 West 118th Street

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Event Details

DOORS OPEN AT 8pm

1st Set
8:30pm – Doors Open 8pm

2nd Set
10:0pm – Doors Open 9:30pm

Reservations
Sets are 1 hour long
The admission price is $10.00 Sun. – Wed. and $20 Thu. – Sat. per set PLUS a 2 drink minimum.
* Admission may increase depending upon a given week’s performance schedule.

During performances, quiet is enforced

Tonight we take it Back to School with the brilliant Willerm Delisfort and Friends.

Pianist, and Composer Willerm Delisfort is a messenger of life using music as his tool. His career extends the continuum of musical styles that ranges from Jazz, Gospel, R&B and much more. Because of this, Willerm’s versatility has put him in high demand with prominent jazz, rap, soul, and fusion artists including 2009 Best World Guitarist Fareed Haque, Grammy Award winning artists T-Pain, Lauryn Hill , Kirk Whalum, Louis Bellson , Lew Soloff, Calvin Newborne, Corey Wilkes, Curtis Fuller, Jimmy Heath, David Sanchez, Jennifer Holiday, George Freeman, Red Holloway, Javon Jackson, Melton Mustafa Sr, Peter Erskine, Public Announcement, Freddie Jackson among others.

Willerm has performed at over 20 festivals around the world taking him from the west coast of the United States, all the way to Europe, touring Spain, and the United Kingdom. Even in the lights of main stage theater, you can always find Willerm in the orchestra pit, either conducting or playing lead piano. Headlining shows such as Dreamgirls, Ain’t Misbehavin, Crowns, Aida, The Best of Broadway, and Don’t Bother Me I Can t Cope. Willerm has been featured on over 7 albums on piano, along with several commercial recordings broadcast all over the world. His most recent, the critically acclaimed Flat Planet, by Virtuosity Guitarist Fareed Haque is currently available on Owl Studio Records. The next release entitled “Freedom Riders” scheduled to be released in September 2009 to critical acclaim.

 

Born in Little Haiti- Miami Florida to Haitian Parents Pierre Franklin and Antonette Delisfort, his father exposed him to may styles of music from a very early age. Teaching him the rich history of his heritage, while his mom taught him the importance of being able to dance and feel the embracement of the music, Willerm’s curiosity grew towards a life in the arts, unknowingly embarking on a journey which would lead him to where he is today. By the age of 11 studying under the tutelage of South Florida legend John McMinn, he had already performed for people such as former first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton, former president of Haiti Jean-Bertrand Aristide, showing Willerm a bright future ahead of him. At the early age 15, Willerm began to explore the realm of composition.

By high school junior year, he had composed over 10 Compositions, arranged over 30 songs for ensembles of all sizes and levels. This would grab the attention of legendary Trumpeter Melton Mustafa, where for the next 5 years he cultivated Willerm’s writing. Looking for a tool to play his music, Willerm founded the group “The Delisfort Project”. Which later began to perform all over the country along with a European Tour with the Ladies of Jazz. The 2006- ’09 Recipient of the Northern Illinois University Liberace Scholarship, Willerm spent 3 years studying with the Legendary Willie Pickens.This relationship challenged him and he submitted to the music. Willerm Delisfort is here to stamp his name into the history books.