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Etienne Charles 

When: Sat., Nov. 20 2010
Price: $25, $20 (adv.), $15 (students, adv.)
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Jazz Artists of Charleston presents Trinidad-born, internationally acclaimed trumpeter and percussionist Etienne Charles at the Charleston Ballet Theatre (477 King St.) on Saturday evening. Charles grew up in a musical family immersed in folk, Caribbean, and jazz styles. He started playing the trumpet at the age of 10 while attending the Bishop Anstey Junior School. He developed his technique and broadened his tonal range at the prestigious Fatima College. At Florida State University, he graduated as the College of Music Brautlecht Scholar with a Bachelor of Arts degree in music and received a full scholarship to pursue his Master’s degree at the world-renowned Juilliard School of Music in New York. In 2007, Charles made his debut as a leader at the New York City’s Museum of Modern Art Summergarden series where he premiered Folklore Tales, a suite of original music inspired by the folklore characters of Trinidad. All About Jazz recently wrote, “With Folklore, an offering of both compositional and instrumental brilliance, Charles admirably solidifies his place as an explorer, a true griot and visionary.” He returns this time with his dynamic quintet, including Nick Rosen (piano), Stan Piper (bass), Chris Burroughs (drums) and Jacques Schwarz-Bart (tenor saxophone), bringing his latest project to the stage. The music begins at 9 p.m., doors open at 8 p.m. Beer and wine will be available for purchase. —T. Ballard Lesemann
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