A review by David Steinberg for the Albuquerque Journal.
Etienne Charles likes to cook up a gumbo of Christmas music.
Etienne Charles will perform at the Outpost Performance Space. He will perform some holiday classics with a twist.
Charles, a trumpeter from Trinidad and Tobago, brings together his own jazz interpretations of traditional American, European and Caribbean holiday tunes into a seasonal concert called “Creole Christmas.”
“The show is a combination of sounds in the New World,” Charles said in a phone interview.
The source of those sounds can be rhythms derived from such Caribbean island nations as Trinidad, Jamaica, Haiti and Martinique.