Creole Soul flaunts a polished groove, heavy on the beats and the bass, that dares you to try to sit still. Trinidad-born trumpeter Etienne Charles is the man behind the sound, a uniquely fired up combination of calypso and modern jazz that reflects his musical upbringing.
Many people hear the word "Creole" and immediately think of New Orleans. So it's easy to look at bandleader/trumpeter Etienne Charles’ new album, Creole Soul, and assume it's full of traditional jazz or New Orleans-style trumpet. This is not the case, as Charles’ background (and playing) is actually the true epitome of Creole.
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.