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Hamilton Live: Etienne Charlesi
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September 18, 2014 7:11 PM
Trumpeter, percussionist and bandleader Etienne Charles was born in Trinidad and blends island rhythms with modern jazz. Etienne and his stellar band perform live at The Hamilton in Washington DC, a rich gumbo of jazz, calypso, reggae, and rock-steady that Etienne Charles calls “Creole Soul.”

Hamilton Live: Etienne Charles

Trumpeter, percussionist and bandleader Etienne Charles was born in Trinidad and blends island rhythms with modern jazz. Etienne and his stellar band perform live at The Hamilton in Washington DC, a rich gumbo of jazz, calypso, reggae, and rock-steady that Etienne Charles calls “Creole Soul.”


What is Music Alley?

 

Music Alley is an ongoing series of programs that bring the best in American music.

Experience live concerts with "Hamilton Live," discover jazz with Eric Felten in "Beyond Category," request the latest music in "Border Crossings," and connect with soul music in "Soul Lounge."

 

Join us every week for a new experience!

 

 

 

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Music Alleyi
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June 18, 2014 4:05 PM

Hamilton Live

Video Hamilton Live: Helen Sung

Pianist and composer Helen Sung discovered jazz after she was well along her college path studying classical piano. After changing course and delving into jazz, she’s now considered one of the most exciting young jazz pianists working today. VOA catches her live in performance with her band at The Hamilton.

Beyond Category

Video Beyond Category: Orrin Evans

Pianist Orrin Evans is one of the most prolific performers of the New Lion generation of jazz musicians, recording extensively as a sideman and as a leader of his own bands. Evans brings his quartet, featuring tenor saxophonist J.D. Allen, to the Bohemian Caverns in Washington, D.C., to join Beyond Category host Eric Felten in conversation and the blues.

Border Crossings

Video Border Crossings: Graham Nash

Graham Nash has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice – once for his work with The Hollies and once as part of Crosby, Stills & Nash. The legendary folk-rocker joins “Border Crossings” host Larry London to talk about his latest project, “CSN 1974” which captured on video recent live performances by Crosby, Stills & Nash.

Soul Lounge

Video Soul Lounge: Water Seed

New Orleans based group, Water Seed joins Shawna Renee inside the Soul Lounge where they introduce listeners to their latest album, a wonderful fusion of Jazz, Soul and Rhythm & Blues. They’ll also explain how the heart of New Orleans influences each of them as musicians and songwriters.

Coming up on Music Alley:

ARTIST DATE
Border Crossings: Yoshiki and My Silent Bravery September 25, 2014
Beyond Category: Jane Monheit October 1, 2014
Spotlight: Soul Lounge Navasha Daya October 08, 2014
Border Crossings: Bruce Sudano October 15, 2014

"Hamilton Live" Experience

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The Hamilton Live Promoi
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June 19, 2014 5:37 PM

DISCOVER "BEYOND CATEGORY"

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June 20, 2014 3:32 PM

INTERACT ON "BORDER CROSSINGS"

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June 19, 2014 5:37 PM

CONNECT WITH "SOUL LOUNGE"

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June 19, 2014 5:37 PM