Tune in to hear from one of the most compelling and exciting young jazz artists ushering the genre into groundbreaking new territory. Freshly 30, trumpeter, composer, and educator Etienne Charles, a Juilliard grad, has already recorded three impressive and well-received albums for his own Culture Shock Music imprint.
His new album, Creole Soul, is a captivating journey of new jazz expression. It buoyantly taps into a myriad of styles rooted in his Afro-Caribbean background and plumbs the musical depths of the islands, from calypso to Haitian voodoo music. Also in the jazz amalgam mix are rock steady, reggae, belair, kongo and rock as well as the influence of Motown and R&B music Charles listened to on his parents' record player when he was growing up. Friday, July 26 at 6:30 pm, Jazz with Jeff Duperon.
On Saturday night, July 27th, Etienne Charles appears at LaRose Jazz Club on Germantown Avenue celebrating the release of his new CD, Creole Soul.
Tune in every Friday night for Jeff Duperon's mix of new releases and emerging artists in jazz. It's Jazz with Jeff Duperon, 6 pm to 10 pm on member-supported WRTI-FM. For more information tune in to 90.1 FM in Philadelphia. Online at wrti.org.