About JPH Music
Cape Coral, FL
JEAN PHERRY HILAIRE
Jean Pherry Hilaire is unmistakably one of the most multi-talented artistes found anywhere. One might ask “How do you centre your talent when your are blessed with so many?” - Musician, Singer, Arranger, Producer, Studio Engineer, Screenwriter, Video Producer/Director, Fine Artist and Culinary Specialist…
Born in the Republic of Haiti, Jean migrated to the United States with his family in 1995. As a young boy he discovered a natural talent for music and developed a love for the guitar. In the field of music Jean has performed live with many local and world famous bands and artistes such as Jazz band Reflex, Reggae Bands Tropical Breeze and Placid 6. His travels as a musician have taken him to several cities in the United States, Jamaica and Tortola.
Trained at the Community College of Philadelphia in Art, Music Engineering and Sound, Jean owns a studio where he has produced tracks and albums for artists of every genre from Jazz to Rap and Reggae. He programs instruments, creates rhythm tracks, sequences, does live recordings, is very experienced at working with a variety of music programs and is able to convert from one media to another. On his CD Me and You for Life and many of his recordings, he is credited with playing all instruments on most tracks.
Jean’s creativity has led him to script, direct, film, edit, create soundtracks and even act in his own films and music videos.. His movies include the thriller Dark Dream, The Night Of The Half Moon, The Influence and others in the making. Currently, excitement is building about the latest project in which he is involved - Life With Uncle Ted - a dramatic piece written by Mathilde Maignan about the heart breaking consequences of child sexual abuse. This film will be entered in at least three film festivals in 2009.
As a career choice, music has definitely become the centre of Jean’s world, however he is also a natural in the kitchen and in 1995 this led him to choose a career in the culinary field working his way up from line cook to Head Chef. From Philadelphia to Springfield Pennsylvania and finally Cape Coral Florida Jean has earned a reputation as a culinary specialist.
Displayed on the walls of his home and carefully leaning in corners of his garage are paintings in a variety of media that remind one of world famous artistes. That is because they are painted by the yet to be discovered Jean Pherry Hilaire.
As a concerned citizen Jean sees the arts as a way for young people to express and occupy themselves, particularly in this rough economic climate. This father of three talented children remembers that this was the way forward for him and would be only too happy to impart his skills and knowledge to youth in his community. “I am passionate about making people happy and comfortable – it is always my pleasure to help in any way I can to bring out the best in others”.