"I'm very into music, and Clef is a great guy," Trump told The Associated Press.
Jean took the stage neatly dressed in a suit and sang more than a dozen songs. By the time his hour-long performance was over, the Grammy-award winning artist was stripped to his bare feet, pants and undershirt.
Jean also appeared on Trump's show "The Apprentice" and said he looks to the real estate mogul for business advice.
"He rules. He's real tough when it comes to business," Jean said. "I'm like a sponge right now. I know I can pick up things from him."
The concert celebrated one of Trump's latest investments, the Trump International Hotel & Tower Fort Lauderdale. The luxury residence should be completed in 20 monts, he said.