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Etienne Charles is the Assistant Professor of Jazz Trumpet at Michigan State University. Hailed by The New York Times as "an auteur" (Ben Ratliff), by Jazz Times as "A daring improviser who delivers with heart wrenching lyricism" (Bill Milkowski). His latest recording, Creole Soul has received critical acclaim worldwide for it’s fusion of root grooves from the Afro-Caribbean. MORE INFORMATION
Etienne Charles is the Assistant Professor of Jazz Trumpet at Michigan State University. Hailed by New York Times as "an auteur" and by Jazz Times as "A daring improviser who delivers with heart wrenching lyricism." According to Downbeat Magazine "Charles delivers his ebullient improvisations with the elegance of a world-class ballet dancer." Etienne has received critical acclaim for his exciting performances, thrilling compositions and knack for connecting with audiences worldwide. In June 2012, Etienne was written into the US Congressional Record for his musical contributions to Trinidad & Tobago and the World.
Perhaps more than any other musician of his generation or Eastern Caribbean origin, Etienne brings a careful study of myriad rhythms from the French, Spanish, English and Dutch speaking Caribbean to the table. Crucially, as a soloist, he fully understands the New Orleans trumpet tradition (which is readily discernible in his trademark instrumental swagger) and what famed Crescent City Pianist, Jelly Roll Morton so succinctly captured in the now immortal phrase, 'The Spanish Tinge'.
His latest recording, Creole Soul has received critical acclaim worldwide for it’s fusion of root grooves from the Afro-Caribbean. His previous release, Kaiso (Culture Shock Music 2011), features his arrangements and interpretations of the music of calypso legends Lord Kitchener, Mighty Sparrow & Roaring Lion.
As a sideman he has performed and or recorded with Monty Alexander, Roberta Flack, Frank Foster, Ralph MacDonald, Johnny Mandel, Wynton Marsalis, Marcus Roberts, Maria Schneider, Count Basie Orchestra, Eric Reed, Lord Blakie, David Rudder and many others. He holds a Master's degree from the Juilliard School and a Bachelor's degree from Florida State University.
About the preshow Curtain Warmer
Ticketholders are invited to join us at 6:40 PM in the Orpheum Theater lobby for a preshow activity. Local band Parfait will bring their eclectic style and sound to the Holland Center before audiences experience Etienne Charles.
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ARRIVING AT THE VENUE
The Welcome Center and lobbies open 90 minutes before events and seating starts 30 minutes before showtime.
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The Holland Performing Arts Center offers sleek urban modernism inside and out. With bold design and finely engineered acoustics, this performing arts center is among the best in the country. The Holland Center offers spectacular views, an intimate atmosphere for patrons and a home for world-class artistry.
1200 Douglas Street Omaha, NE 68102
PARKING AT THE HOLLAND CENTER
Reserve $3 parking in the Omaha Park Eight garage (13th & Dodge and 12th & Capitol) with the ParkMobile app, or pay $5 at the gate (cash or credit card). Meters run 9 AM to 9 PM Mon-Sat. Accessible parking is available.