Sweet Plantain Quartet

Bridging the gap between generations and musical genres.

Exploring diverse music styles within the string quartet format.

Photo by Stefan Hansson

Photo by Stefan Hansson

About Us

Nobody bridges the gap between generations or musical genres like Sweet Plantain Quartet.

Artfully fusing the western classical traditions in which they were trained with the hip-hop, jazz improv, and Latin rhythms on which they were raised, their unique repertoire and live shows educate and entertain. Through original compositions and arrangements, and with their use of extended percussive techniques, Sweet Plantain awakens audiences to new possibilities in chamber music. Separately hailing from The Bronx, New Jersey, and Venezuela, together these musicians give voice to a sound that is contemporary, multicultural, and very New York.

Since 2007, Sweet Plantain's extensive touring has included performances throughout the United States, Europe, Russia, and the Caribbean, ranging from concerts in Russia's historic Tchaikovsky Concert Hall to gigs at NYC's famed Birdland jazz club.

Gifted educators, the group has also led master classes, educational concerts, and held teaching residencies at Berklee College of Music (Boston), the 92nd Street Y (Manhattan), Celia Cruz High School (the Bronx), the Sun Valley Center for the Arts (Idaho), Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival (Alaska), and at numerous other schools and cultural centers throughout the U.S.

Photo by Stefan Hansson

Photo by Stefan Hansson