Etienne recorded on vocalist Cynthia Scott's new album featuring Bill Easley, Lonnie Plaxico, John DiMartino, Yoron Israel, Wayne Escoffrey and Andre Murchison with arrangements by legendary Norman Simmons. Be on the lookout for this record next year.
On August 13th & 14th Etienne recorded his second album, Folklore, featuring Jacques Schwarz-Bart, Obed Calvaire, Luques Curtis, Milan Milanovic, Len Boogsie Sharpe, Ralph MacDonald, D'Achee, Ray Charles and 3 Canal.
On May 24th 2008, Etienne received his Master of Music degree from the Juilliard School. He was also awarded the William Schuman Prize for outstanding achievement and leadership in music of a graduate student.
Etienne was featured at the Allen Room at Jazz At Lincoln Center again this time with legendary pianist, Monty Alexander in the concert, Lords of the West Indies, a celebration of mento, calypso and jazz.
Yes folks, Ralph has done it again. Another great album with a wide array of styles, ranging from Ole time kaiso, Pan jazz, R&B and funk. Featuring Ashford & Simpson, Will Lee, Chris Parker, Robert Greenidge, Roger George, Victor Goines and more.