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Past Events

Summer Serenades: The NJMH Summer Music Festival
Etienne Charles, Trinidad Meets Harlem: A Dance
August 21, 2011

In our final concert of our summer music festival, brilliant (and Juilliard Jazz graduate) trumpeter Etienne Charles will tap into the roots and rhythms of his native Trinidad and mash up the jazz energy of Harlem for a dance you won’t want to miss! And . . . it’s free!

Here’s what significant people have had to say about Mr. Charles:

..Etienne Charles exhibits both an authentic preservation of the music of his native culture of Trinidad as a composer and bandleader, while broadening our scope of understanding through the collaborative sound of American jazz as it meets new colors, new textures, and new motifs across the world. It will certainly bring more of our public into the jazz audience” - Marcus Roberts

An amazing Trumpet player, and Steel Drum player, and Cuatro player...young Trinidadian who has held onto his heritage” - Monty Alexander

A daring improviser, Charles also delivers with heart-wrenching lyricism” - Jazz Times

...had strength and a clear, almost classical sense of thematic organization.” - New York Times

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