Etienne Charles & Creole Souls con la colaboración extraordinarios músicos como Godwin Louis llega a la ciudad de Madrid para doble fecha. Aclamado por The New York Times como «un autor» (Ben Ratliff) y por Jazz Times como «Un improvisador atrevido que ofrece con lirismo desgarrador» (Bill Milkowski), Etienne Charles ha sido bendecido por la crítica especializada por sus emocionantes actuaciones, inusuales composiciones y destreza para conectar con audiencias de todo el mundo. Actuaciones que tendrá lugar los próximos días 4 y 5 de junio, a partir de las 22:00 horas en el Bogui Jazz de Madrid.
- Etienne Charles – TROMPETA y PERCUSIÓN
- Godwin Louis – SAXOFON ALTO
- Jeremy Dumont – PIANO
- Or Bareket – BAJO
- Harvel Nakundi – BATERIA
Hailed by The New York Times as «an auteur» (Ben Ratliff) and by Jazz Times as «A daring improviser who delivers with heart wrenching lyricism» (Bill Milkowski), Etienne Charles has received critical acclaim for his exciting performances, thrilling compositions and knack for connecting with audiences worldwide.
Perhaps more than any other musician of his generation of 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’. In 2015 he was named as one of the highly prestigious John Simon Guggenheim Fellows. In June 2012, Etienne was written into the US Congressional Record for his musical contributions to Trinidad & Tobago and the World.
Recently, in June 2016, he performed and lectured at the White House for a briefing on Caribbean Heritage Month and was selected by Wynton Marsalis as one of three recipients of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Millennial Swing Award.
In November 2016 he was awarded the Reuben O’D Askew Alumni Award from Florida State University. His last tour of performances took him to the world renowned Newport Jazz Festival, Atlanta Jazz Festival, Jazz at Lincoln Center and the Caramoor Jazz Festival among other venues. For this Tour, the group will be performing music from Etienne and Godwin’s newest releases, Carnival : The Sound of a People Vol. 1 and Global.
Godwin Louis, alto saxophonist, was born in Harlem, New York and began playing saxophone at age nine. Godwin grew up in Bridgeport, Connecticut and Port au Prince, Haiti. Godwin was a finalist in the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Saxophone Competition. He has performed around the globe including: Mali, Senegal, Togo, France, Spain, United Kingdom, Italy, Russia, Azerbaijan, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Venezuela, Colombia, South Korea, Thailand, Indonesia and Australia. Godwin is a graduate of Berklee College of Music and the prestigious Thelonious Monk Institute for Jazz Performance. Godwin has studied and performed with Herbie Hancock, Clark Terry, Roger Dickerson, Ron Carter, Al Foster, Jack Dejohnette, Jimmy Heath, Billy Preston, Patti Labelle, Toni Braxton, Babyface, Madonna, Gloria Estefan, Barry Harris, Howard Shore, David Baker, Mulatu Astakte, Mahmoud Ahmed, Wynton Marsalis, and Terence Blanchard just to name a few.
In addition, Godwin has performed as a sideman, guest soloist and has conducted clinics and master classes worldwide. As a composer, Godwin has received the Jerome Foundation Emerging Artist Grant, and the Jazz Gallery’s «New Works Commission». As an educator, humanitarian and ambassador, Godwin has traveled from Senegal to China to help promote cross-cultural understanding and introduce thousands to America’s indigenous art form, through public concerts, master classes, and jam sessions. Godwin is the founder of Experience Ayiti, a nonprofit educational, multidisciplinary arts organization. Godwin’s debut album as a leader, entitled “Global”, was released on February 22, 2019.