Etienne Charles: Creole Soul

Sept. 20
UpStage at the Phillips Center

Etienne Charles brings everything he has to the stage with thrilling compositions and palpable charisma. Building on his Trinidadian heritage, Charles is rewriting jazz by blending myriad rhythms from the French, Spanish, English, and Dutch-speaking Caribbean and defying easy musical categorization.

NPR’s “All Things Considered” calls Charles “a great young trumpeter” whose “records filter calypso, reggae and other Afro-Caribbean music into a modern jazz conception.” Learn more: