Concerts from the Library of Congress, 2014-2015: Beyond Labels

May 29 at 8 PM

Etienne Charles

Coolidge Auditorium

A native of Trinidad, trumpeter Etienne Charles is a musician who defies limitations and seeks out ethnic connections in his music. His Creole Soul project, which received international claim on the iTunes, Jazzweek and Billboard Jazz charts, explores the musical connections between Afro-Caribbean, Creole, New Orleans and American traditions. Charles studied with the great Marcus Roberts, and has performed or recorded as a sideman with legends like Monty Alexander, Roberta Flack, Wynton Marsalis, Maria Schneider, and the Count Basie Orchestra.
Photo credit: Etienne Charles

Song of America Presented in association with the Library of Congress Hispanic Cultural Society, the Daniel A.P. Murray African American Culture Association, and The Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital

PRE-CONCERT LECTURE
6:30 PM - Whittall Pavilion (no tickets required)
"Creole Soul Food" with Chef David Guas, Bayou Bakery, Arlington VA