” The New York Times calls Etienne Charles an auteur who is one of [jazz’s] more ambitious soloists and composers. He arrives on our stage this week at the helm of two outstanding bands, the first being his Creole Soul sextet. This dynamic unit taps into a myriad of styles rooted in the leaders Afro-Caribbean background, from calypso to Haitian voodoo music; in the mix, too, are elements of rocksteady, reggae, belair, kongo, and American R&B of the 60s and 70s. ” “As a person in the New World, I’ve been influenced by so much music, says Etienne Charles. 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. “”

Etienne Charles – Trumpet
Brian Hogans – Saxophone
Jorge Glem – Guitar
Sullivan Fortner Piano
Jonathan Michel – Bass
Obed Calvaire – Drums