Sat, May 31, 2014
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2014-05-31 7:30 pm
Etienne Charles Quartet at The Side Door Jazz Club
"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."
The New York Times calls Charles an auteur who is "one of [jazz's] more ambitious soloists and composers," JazzTimes applauds him as a "daring improviser" and DownBeat celebrates his tone as "melodically captivating" and "rhythmically agile" that makes his music "immediately pleasing." Visit: www.etiennecharles.com for more details.
ETIENNE CHARLES - Saturday May 31st - Doors 7:30pm Show 8:30pm - 860-434-0886
*tickets are non-refundable - $10 food/bev minimum not incl. in cover
The Side Door Jazz Club, 85 Lyme St