Etienne Charles & Creole Soul
The island vibe of Trinidad is coming to San Diego when trumpeter Etienne Charles storms the TSRI Auditorium with his high-energy sextet Creole Soul on April 4th! These cats are gettin’ ready to engulf that space with a myriad of vibes from Charles’ Afro-Caribbean roots to calypso to reggae…are you ready for this journey of new jazz expression? Say YES! Props from JazzTimes: “Etienne Charles is a daring improviser who delivers with heart wrenching lyricism.” And check out this tough lineup: Charles (trumpet/percussion), Janklow (sax), Tony Tixier (piano), Samir Moulay (Guitar), Dean Hulett (bass) & Jonathan Pinson (drums).
Plus, this DON’T-MISS concert falls on DAN ATKINSON DAY, as declared by The City of San Diego! Why? Atkinson will be recognized by the Jazz Journalists Association as a 2018 Jazz Hero in a special pre-show presentation. Atkinson is the founder and Artistic Director of The Athenaeum Jazz At TSRI series which presents 14-18 concerts annually, founder of UCSD Jazz Camp, executive officer of the Western Jazz Presenters Network (just a few of his accomplishments!) and has been a driving force in the Southern California music scene for three decades!
They joined us on the KUSI patio during Good Morning San Diego previewing their performance.
More information can be found here.