Etienne Charles & Creole Soul W/ Jazzmeia Horn & Melissa Aldana

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MCG Jazz says
One of the most compelling and exciting young jazz artists ushering the genre into groundbreaking new territory is trumpeter/bandleader Etienne Charles, who, still in his 20s, has already recorded three impressive and well-received albums for his own Culture Shock Music imprint. His new album, Creole Soul, is a captivating journey of new jazz expression.

Winner of the 2015 Thelonius Monk International Vocal Jazz Competition and 2013 Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition, Jazzmeia Horn has a name that speaks for itself, capturing her very essence. Hailing from the great Dallas, Texas, Jazzmeia has already earned a reputation in New York as a “Rising Star.”

As a child Aldana studied with her renowned saxophonist father Marcos Aldana (son of saxophonist Enrique Aldana, whose Selmer Mark VI tenor Melissa performs with to this day). She began on alto but after hearing the landmark “Sonny Rollins + 4” she switched to tenor and never looked back.
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By: MCG Jazz

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