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Pan Jazz and OU Jazz Band with Etienne Charles
Price $8 all seats
Age Suitability None Specified
Category Jazz

Pan Jazz and OU Jazz Band with Etienne Charles

Saturday, Apr 5 8:00p

The OU Jazz Band and Steel Drum Combo (Pan Jazz) combine forces to perform innovative new compositions for Big Band with Steel Drums by Etienne Charles, Mark Stone and Andy Narell. Mark Stone and Miles Brown, ensemble directors. There will be a Jazz Band Festival during the day for high school bands to perform in a clinic setting with our jazz faculty. Contact Miles Brown at brown239@oakland.edu if interested in participating.

Created by OaklandMTD

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Etienne Charles
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Born on the island of Trinidad in 1983, Etienne Charles defies easy musical categorization. Etienne’s musical lineage runs at least four generations deep: His great-grandfather, Clement Monlouis, emigrated to Trinidad from the overseas French department of Martinique bringing his folk music to the village of Mayaro; The young trumpeter’s grandfather, Ralph Charles’ distinct cuatro style can be heard on the classic folk and calypso recordings of the Growling Tiger; and, Etienne’s father, Francis Charles, was a member of Phase II Pan Groove, one of Trinidad’s most progressive steel bands and one that Etienne himself would later join....
Location & Nearby Info
Varner Hall, Oakland University
3600 N. Squirrel Rd.
Auburn Hills, MI 48309
(248) 370-2030
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