Culture Shock, his debut album fuses Afro-Caribbean rhythms and straight- ahead jazz. Pianist extraordinaire Marcus Roberts is featured, with Ralph MacDonald, trombonist Vincent Gardner, Len “Boogsie” Sharpe, vocalist Pam Laws, saxophonist Dayve Stewart, and the hard swinging and solid rhythm section of Rodney Jordan and Leon Anderson on bass and drums respectively. This all-star cast brings together Charles’s diverse influences and creates a unified, fresh, and urgent musical presentation on par with the best jazz being made today. Etienne Charles is a creative soul with a unique vision and the will to bring it to the world.
2006 National Trumpet Competition Provincial Cup, Fatima College, Trinidad Brautlecht Scholar of the College of Music, Florida State University William Schuman Prize, The Juilliard School
- Etienne Charles and Creole Soul at SubCulture
- Etienne Charles at The Little Carib Theatre, Port of Spain, Trinidad
- All Star Tribute to Ralph MacDonald at Holy Cross College
- San José Suite by Nigel Campbell
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"A daring improviser, Charles also delivers with heart- wrenching lyricism" —Jazz Times
"Etienne aims at the blues feelings, as well as ballads full of dynamism and sharp, precious inflections." —All About Jazz Italia
"He rather prefers working on vibrations, like a whispered, aired sound according to Ben Webster’s style." —All About Jazz Italia
"The music was not simply reworked….Charles seemed to dissect the music studying every note and then proceeded to weave elements of Dixieland, Francesca, modal, bebop and modern styles into his arrangements, all while maintaining the integrity of the original compositions." —Trinidad Express
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