The Importance of Art Education with Etienne Charles
Jazz trumpeter/bandleader

June 3, 2017, 3:00-3:45 PM
TAPA 150 Washington St. Downtown Providence

“Charles delivers his ebullient improvisations with the elegance of a world- class ballet dancer.”
–Downbeat Magazine

Mr. Charles has received critical acclaim for his exciting performances, thrilling compositions and knack for connecting with audiences worldwide. Echoing one of his mentors, primo Jazz pianist Marcus Roberts, “going backwards is the only way to go forward”, Mr. Charles will discuss the many influences in his life and education that have helped shape his career. A brief question and answer period will follow the talk. Etienne Charles is one of this year’s PVDFest headlining performers, and will be closing out the ALEX AND ANI City Center Stage at 10:30 PM later in the evening. Please visit for the festival schedule.

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Produced by the City of Providence
Founding Partner: FirstWorks