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Vernon Chatlein

Vernon Chatlein is a percussionist and composer from Curaçao, specialized in Afro-Caribbean,

Latin American music and jazz. Vernon started his training at the 'Edgar Palm Music School' in Curaçao, followed by the 'Conservatorio Amadeo Roldán' in Havana, Cuba. He became a young child prodigy and at 19 was chosen as the leader of the Curaçao Youth Jazz Orchestra, under the tutelage of acclaimed pianist David "Ronchi" Matthew. This resulted in a bond with pianist Alex Brown (pianist for the famous Cuban saxophonist Paquito d'Rivera), who invited Vernon to play at the famous Dizzy's Jazz club at Lincoln Center in New York.

Chatlein has now become a household name and appears on international stages such as 'Festival de Jazz Naguanagua' (Venezuela), 'the Baltimore-Washington Jazz', ' Havana Cuba' (Teatro Bellas Artes), ' Saulkrasti Jazz festival Latvia' , ' North Sea Jazz Festival' (Rotterdam), 'Sunday Jazz Brunch in St. Peter's Church' ( NY) and the ' Caribbean Sea Jazz Festival' (Aruba).


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