Monday, October 24, 2016

USA, FL: Kickoff Concert with Creole Soul

 South Florida JAZZ presents the Etienne Charles Sextet November 5 at 8 PM. Trinidad-born and still in his 20s, trumpeter Etienne Charles is a compelling and exciting jazz artist ushering the jazz genre into groundbreaking territory His band and new album, Creole Soul, represents a captivating journey of new jazz expression, tapping into myriad styles rooted in his Afro-Caribbean background and plumbing the musical depths of the islands from calypso to Haitian voodoo music, and melding it with jazz. The results are electrifying!

Charles currently 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 of French, Caribbean, Spanish and African roots.... I come from a fusion of rhythms, a fusion of cultures. That\'s what this band is all about: a jazz-based focus on Creole soul music that is Creole at heart.\"

Featuring: Etienne Charles - trumpet and percussion, Brian Hogans - saxophones, Victor Gould - piano, Alex Wintz - guitar, Jonathan Michel - bass, John Davis - drums

The concert will be at the Miniaci Performing Arts Center on the Nova Southeastern campus, 3100 Ray Ferrero Boulevard in Dania. Tickets are $40 at or (954) 462-0222.

Funding for South Florida JAZZ is provided in part by grant from the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Division