Etienne Charles Trio at Intimate New Jazz Room
(Published: May 19, 2014)
The Trinidadian born, Juilliard Jazz grad Etienne Charles's stellar musicianship and infectious showmanship sets him apart. And his new album, Creole Soul, a captivating journey of new jazz expression, buoyantly taps into myriad styles rooted in his Afro-Caribbean background.
He plumbs the musical depths of the islands, from calypso to Haitian sacred music. Also in the jazz amalgam mix are rock steady, reggae, belair, kongo and rock as well as the influence of Motown and R&B music Charles listened to on his parents' record player when he was growing up.
Here's what composer and pianist Monty Alexander says about Etienne: "An amazing Trumpet player, and Steel Drum player, and Cuatro player... a young Trinidadian who has held onto his heritage."
Etienne Charles, trumpet
Kris Bowers, piano
Michael Olatuja, bass
Music Sets: 7:30 pm & 9:30 pm
Tickets: $15 in advance/$20 at door
Reservations: 800 956-1554
A beautifully intimate room, Alvin & Friends Roscoe's Room is the perfect ambiance to experience exceptional musicians.
Alvin & Friends, Zagat rated 26 for food, 26 for décor and 26 for service, and named by Westchester Magazine as one of the "Best of Westchester" for 2013 - offers a menu influenced by Southern and Caribbean flavors in a sophisticated space, both elegant and comfortable.
Alvin & Friends Restaurant
14 Memorial Highway
(A 30 minute ride from Manhattan and a 3-minute walk from Metro North station)
More Information: http://www.alvinandfriendsrestaurant.com