Etienne Charles & Kaiso
with Jacques Schwarz-Bart (tenor saxophone), Sullivan Fortner Jr (piano), Burniss Travis II (bass),, Alex Wintz (guitar), Quincy Phillips (drums), Daniel Sadownick (percussion), Keith Prescott (vocals)
Tuesday, Jun 05, 2012 7:30 PM EDT
(6:30 PM Doors)
Jazz Standard, New York, NY
By order of a White House proclamation, June is recognized as Caribbean–American Heritage Month. Two–thousand–twelve marks not only the sixth anniversary of the celebration, but also the 50th anniversary of the independence of Trinidad & Tobago. We can’t think of a musician better qualified to mark this auspicious occasion than the dynamic trumpeter Etienne Charles and his thrilling pan–Caribbean aggregation Kaiso. The group will be playing tunes from Etienne’s acclaimed 2011 album Kaiso (which earned a four–star review in Down Beat, among other accolades) as well as their distinctive arrangements of some traditional tunes. Born in Trinidad in 1983, today Etienne Charles is a seasoned jazz player who has performed with the likes of Wynton Marsalis, Monty Alexander (a guest on Kaiso), Marcus Roberts, and the Count Basie Orchestra.
All seating is on a first come, first seated basis. Ticket purchase guarantees you admission to the show. Serving award winning Blue Smoke Barbecue.