ever-broadening musical/theatrical career has spanned over 3
decades. The Fulani Haynes Live Experience has shared
the stage with numerous recording artists such as Frank Wilkins,
Patricia Adams, Hakim Law, Mike Shea. Fulani's diverse musical talent
has also added a "unique" and "incomparable" flavor to several upscale
affairs in the Boston area. As a life-long resident of Boston, Fulani
's rich musical/theatrical heritage has given her a foundation in the
industry. Her sound is JAZZ.
Her motto " AND THE BEATGOES
Fulani Haynes has graced countless
Stages, theater houses, television, and
film productions for well over 25 years in the New England area. Her
accomplishments have been printed in local and regional publications as
well as several television commercials
that have been aired nationally.
enjoyed a stellar acting career through her work in Black Nativity,
Roxbury Outreach Shakespeare Experience, Black Folks Theater, Middle
Passage, The Strand and Erlick Theaters, several one women shows, and
The Wheelock Family Theater where her and her ensemble received rave
reviews for "Charlottes Web", " Macbeth", "Little Women", "Alice in
Wonderland", and " Music Man ".
brings innovation, and creativity to the stage, integrating her talent
with her community. Her performances enchant each audience with warmth
As a young
child Fulani enjoyed playing her mother's 78 jazz records. Her mother's
collection of records kept little Fulani entertained and busy. She so
loved to sing along with the recordings of Billie Holiday (" Lady
Day"), Sarah Vaughan ('Sassy"),Ella Fitzgerald just to name a few. By
the age of five she knew all the words.
It came so
naturally to sing many of those jazzy lyrics throughout her life that
as an adult when she was asked to do a stand-in acting role (with a
local acting company) in which there was some singing involved that she
realized and reawakened her musical talents.
You see Fulani by profession
is in the healing arts as a nurse, now realizing her first love was in
the performing arts and music (especially jazz). To this day she hasn't
skipped a beat in reference to the two professions. Fulani is the
mother of three.
Fulani 's realm of creativity
prompted her to start her own production company, … AND THE BEAT GOES
ON. She performs solo as well as with VINTAGE, Sisters In Harmony, a
three woman history jazz group that sing and transform themselves into
the likes of female jazz artists of the 20's. 30's and 40's, and she
sings with FOUR, a trio of well-known jazz musicians.
She brings major jazz history
nationwide to nightclubs, cabarets the stage where she "edutains" and
sometimes leads the audience in an impromptu "scat" session. For the
Boston Public Schools and various community events Fulani developed a
program for children called "Jazz-A-Ma- Toot-Toot". This program
teaches young people about the rich contribution that several African
American woman have made world-wide, and the dues they paid as they
paved the way for many entertainers today.
Memories of Yesteryear
NEA Jazz Masters Carmen McRae
Fitzgerald Official Website
Masters - Lena Horne
Tribute To Sarah Vaughan