Etienne Charles - Creole Soul
Entry Requirements: 8+
Etienne Charles Creole Soul
LIVE IN CONCERT
Sunday 3rd June 2018 Doors Open 5pm Show Starts 6pm
General Tickets £15 Concessions £12
The Tabernacle 34-35 Powis Square London W11 2AY www.tabernacleW11.com
“an auteur” – New York Times (Ben Ratliff) “A daring improviser who delivers with heart wrenching lyricism” – Jazz Times (Bill Milkowski). “Charles delivers his ebullient improvisations with the elegance of a world-class ballet dancer.” – Downbeat Magazine (John Murph)
Etienne Charles is the Associate Professor of Jazz Trumpet at Michigan State University. He has received critical acclaim for his exciting performances, his thrilling compositions and his knack of connecting with audiences worldwide.
Perhaps more than any other musician of his generation or Eastern Caribbean origin, Etienne brings a careful study of myriad rhythms from the French, Spanish, English and Dutch speaking Caribbean to the table. Etienne has immersed himself in the New Orleans solo trumpet tradition, which is readily discernible in his trademark instrumental swagger – exhibiting a quality famed Crescent City Pianist "Jelly Roll" Morton succinctly described with the now-immortal phrase 'The Spanish Tinge'.
His 2016 album San Jose Suite was a musical discourse on the effects of colonialism through the scope of the experiences of First Nation peoples and African descendants in three San Jose locations, Costa Rica, California and Trinidad. In June 2012, he was written into the US Congressional Record for his musical contributions to Trinidad & Tobago and the World. In 2013, his album Creole Soul reached #1 for three weeks on the Jazzweek chart and was eventually named #3 Jazz Album of the year by Jazzweek. Also in 2013 he received the Caribbean Heritage Trailblazer award from the Institute of Caribbean Studies (Washington, DC). In 2015, Charles was named as a John Simon Guggenheim Fellow in the Creative Arts. In 2016 he was the recipient of the Michigan State University Teacher Scholar Award, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Millennial Swing award and was a featured panelist and performer at the White House for a Caribbean Heritage Month Briefing. He made his debut as producer and songwriter on the album Petite Afrique by Somi (Sony/Okeh 2017) which won Outstanding Jazz Album at the 2018 NAACP Image Awards
He has performed and or recorded with Monty Alexander, Roberta Flack, Frank Foster, Ralph MacDonald, Johnny Mandel, Wynton Marsalis, Marcus Roberts, Maria Schneider, Count Basie Orchestra, Eric Reed, Lord Blakie, David Rudder. Etienne holds a Master's degree from the Juilliard School and a Bachelor's degree from Florida State University.
For more information please http://etiennecharles.com