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Kaiso by Dan BilawskyMore articles about Etienne Charles
Janm added this event on 2014-04-24 12:34:03.
The Side Door Jazz Club
85 Lyme St
Old Lyme, CT
Sat, May 31, 2014
"Jazz is Creole music," says Charles who was born in Trinidad, relocated first to Florida and then New York to further his jazz studies (graduating, respectively, from Florida State's and Juilliard's jazz programs) and today teaches jazz trumpet at Michigan State University. "As a person in the new world, I've been influenced by so much music. And my family has a mixed background, with French Caribbean, Spanish and African roots as well as Venezuelan influences. I come from a fusion of rhythms, a fusion of cultures. That's what this album is all about: focusing on soul music that is Creole at heart."...
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