Please join us this Sunday, June 5th, 2011 1:00pm to 4:00pm for our monthly live jazz event. This month will be featuring Hammond B3 organ legend, Kingsley Ettienne. Admission is free, so come on in and enjoy the lovely music and weather.
Kingsley Ettienne began his musical career as a child in his native Grenada, singing in church. After seeing the great Jimmy Smith perform, Kingsley was inspired to start playing the Hammond B3 organ and one of the Caribbean’s leading talents emerged.
Kingsley emigrated to Canada where he pursued his musical dream and went on to share stages with Wild Bill Davis, Nancy Wilson, Charles “Big Burner” Earland, Jimmy McGriff, Jack McDuff, and Jimmy Smith. Then, he surprised the jazz world by returning to his original love – singing. Under the tutelage and guidance of world renowned voice coach, Theodore Gentry, Kingsley fine-tuned his voice into an instrument of astounding strength.
A regular on the International Jazz circuit, with several recording of his own compositions, Kingsley is an acclaimed master of the Hammond B3 organ. Critics and audiences alike cite his passion, skill and unbridled energy as the key ingredients of his mesmerizing performances. But his long-time fans know, it is the addition of his soulful, emotional, lyrical style that makes Kingsley Ettienne truly the King.