Etienne Charles

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        Etienne Charles is a trumpeter, bandleader, composer, and educator. Rooted in both the jazz and Afro-Caribbean folk traditions of his native Trinidad, his music is somewhat mercurial, but always accessible and inviting. He also plays steel drums and cuatro. Charles comes from a long line of musicians dating back four generations. He learned the cuatro from his grandfather, Ralph Charles, a highly regarded stylist on the instrument who can be heard on the Growling Tiger recording... Read more

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