A report by Jared McCallister for the New York Daily News.
After a recent Harlem performance, busy and vibrant Trinidad- born jazz trumpeter, composer and arranger Etienne Charles will return to New York as part of his touring schedule.
Music fans got a good helping on Jan.7 of Charles’ latest “San Jose Suite” album and his “Creole Soul” release at Ginny’s Supper Club, the speakeasy-style venue downstairs from Harlem’s Red Rooster restaurant.
Charles — assistant professor of Jazz Studies at Michigan State University and a Juilliard alumnus — will join the Juilliard Jazz Orchestra as guest conductor for performances on Feb. 22 at Juilliard’s Peter Jay Sharp Theater 60 Lincoln Center Plaza, at 7:30 p.m. For tickets, visit http://bit.ly/charlesjiulliard.
And Charles is due back in New York in May to participate in Carnegie Hall’s Musical Explorers program, which brings musical skills to city students by using genres found in their neighborhoods — from bluegrass and Sudanese to hip-hop and calypso.
Learn more about Charles at www.etiennecharles.com.