Chicago Jazz Ensemble with Etienne Charles: Musica Panamericano on Friday, October 7, 2011 at 7:30 p.m.
Trinidadian trumpeter and percussionist Etienne Charles stands at the vanguard of a new generation of Caribbean musicians with a fresh, broad-ranging artistic vision. He won the National Trumpet Competition in 2006 and has performed and recorded with Wynton Marsalis, Monty Alexander, Marcus Roberts, Roberta Flack, and the Count Basie Orchestra, among others. NPR named Folklore, his second studio recording, the #6 Jazz Album of 2009. Join us for this exciting exploration of music from the Caribbean and the Americas, fusing original music with some classic Caribbean songs (Calypso, reggae, and Latin), plus compositions by CJE Founder William Russo.
Harris Theater, 205 East Randolph Street, Chicago, IL
For Tickets: 312.334.7777
More Information: http://www.chicagojazzensemble.com/season/Performances/Etienne_Charles.php