Afro-Caribbean Folklore meets 21st Century Jazz

Afro-Caribbean Folklore meets 21st Century Jazz

Where Dixieland Jazz & Bebop meet Calypso & Soca. Trinidadian-American musician and composer joins Kojo.

A fourth generation musician, trumpeter Etienne Charles has music in his veins. His eclectic style fuses American jazz with sounds from his native Trinidad, including Afro-Caribbean folk, calypso, as well as Indian classical. Renowned for his jazz prowess, he's branching out in a way both familiar and entirely new.


Etienne Charles

composer and musician

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