Sat / Mar 2, 2019

Etienne Charles

Carnival: The Sound of a People

“…[Etienne Charles] has strength and a clear, almost classical sense of thematic organization” – The New York Times

Location: The Broad Stage - Main Stage
Hailed by The New York Times as “an auteur” and by Jazz Times as “a daring improviser who delivers with heart-wrenching lyricism,” trumpeter Etienne Charles returns to his roots to celebrate the traditions that best exemplify Trinidadian culture. Inspired by the noises heard throughout Carnival festivities, Etienne’s Carnival: The Sound of a People brings the celebration to the stage.

The Jazz Times Explores Etienne Charles’ Musical Influences

This Jazz Times review looks at Etienne Charles’ musical influences from Costa Rica and his native Trinidad. Find out how Etienne explores political and musical cultures in each country in his newest album, San Jose Suite, here.

The New York Times On Etienne Charles’ Sound: "He's Got It About as Right as He Can"

Musicians often change their sound as they evolve, expanding upon their interests, influences and current inspiration. Etienne Charles moves his sound toward rhythm and groove, according to The New Yorks Times, here.

Spotlight Talk with Lesa Terry starting at 6:45 PM. Learn more here.

Jazz & Blues at The Broad Stage made possible by a generous gift from Richard and Lisa Kendall.