Join me Sunday on WCLK's Jazz Tones from 3pm-7pm. My special guest will be Etienne Charles--Assistant Professor of Jazz Studies at Michigan State University, recording artist, and arranger. Etienne is a young Trinidadian who is an amazing trumpet, steel drum, and cuatro player. He graduated from Jazz programs at Florida State University and Juillard. Carnival The Sound of A People Vol 1 is his new release on Culture Shock Music.
It explores the past and present of Carnival on his island homeland Trinidad. Etienne Charles will be appearing at the Rialto Center for the Arts on Saturday, April 27 at 8pm. Ticket information for that performance can be found here.