LIVE! at StarScape: Etienne Charles

CES at FSU Presents a LIVE! at StarScape Performance by Jazz Musician Etienne Charles

CES at Frostburg State University will host visionary jazz musician Etienne Charles in a LIVE! at StarScape Performance of “Creole Soul” on Friday, April 13, at 7:30 p.m. in the Alice R. Manicur Assembly Hall of FSU’s Lane University Center. The club-style event includes table and bar service and a menu of appetizers and desserts.

A native of Trinidad and Tobago, Charles taps into his Afro-Caribbean roots and plumbs the musical depths of the islands, from calypso to Haitian voodoo music. “Jazz is Creole music,” says Charles, “I come from a fusion of rhythms, a fusion of cultures.”

Hailed by Jazz Times as “a daring improviser (who) delivers with heart-rending lyricism,” the Juilliard-educated musician has earned high praise, including a prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship in 2015. Together with a masterful band of jazz musicians on piano, alto saxophone, guitar, upright bass and percussion, Charles’ strikingly original style will be on full display with “Creole Soul.”

Immediately following the performance, CES will join forces with FSU’s own WFWM-FM Public Radio to present the Offstage Series With WFWM, when station director Chuck Dicken joins the artists onstage for a lively interactive discussion with the audience.

Charles’ music can also be heard on WFWM, which airs locally produced jazz programming each weeknight beginning at 6 p.m.

Tickets for the performance are $22 for adults and $19.80 for youth under 17. Member and group discount rates are also available. Tickets may be ordered online by visiting or by calling 1-866-849-9237 or 301-687-3137. The box office is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Friday, April 13 at 7:30pm

FSU Lane University Center, Alice R. Manicur Assembly Hall 101 Braddock Road

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CES, Student & Community Involvement, SCI



$22 Adult, $19.80 Children/Military, $5 FSU Student


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