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Thursday April 20, 2017

From The Sacramento Bee

Jazz trumpeter Etienne Charles invites you to explore with him and keep music alive
By: Mark Halverson

“(Jazz) takes you on a journey. If the audience is exploring, and the musicians are exploring, it’s like we are all in unknown territory. There are no words. Just sounds that reflect emotions. So in a sense, that’s like a metaphysical thing. And that’s what creates the journey because it’s like you are already out of your regular head space.

“What keeps the music alive is the exchange between audience and musicians to create that sacred space. … That space of knowledge and doubt and nostalgia and futurism and all of that, all of that comes in the live (performance). That’s where the real magic is.” – Etienne Charles

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