“Etienne Charles is back with San Jose Suite” at Queen’s Hall

Newspaper: Guardian
Date Published: June 9th 2016

Local fans of trumpeter Etienne Charles have to wait until November to hear him live in concert. Charles will play at Queen’s Hall on November 20, when he will showcase selections from his latest release, San Jose Suite.

San Jose Suite is his sixth full-length release and is available from tomorrow, June 10. Composed by Charles, the ambitious ten-part suite explores the histories, cultures and musical traditions of three Western settlements that share a name: San Jose, Costa Rica; San Jose, California; and Charles’ native St Joseph, Trinidad (known as San Jose during the era of Spanish colonisation).

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