Description: One of the most compelling and exciting young jazz artists ushering the genre into groundbreaking new territory is trumpeter and band leader Etienne Charles. In this performance, he buoyantly taps into a myriad of styles rooted in his Afro-Caribbean background and explores the musical depths of the islands, from calypso to Haitian voodoo music. Also in the jazz amalgam mix are rock steady, reggae, belair, kongo, rock, Motown and R&B. He performs with the dynamic stage presence befitting an artist who has worked with the likes of Roberta Flack, RenÃ© Marie, David Rudder, Wynton Marsalis and more.
"A daring improviser, Charles also delivers with heart-wrenching lyricism.“ -Jazz Times
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