It has been a very busy year and a half since my last posting. I've been touring in both North and South America and working on a new cd which I plan to have out this summer. Once again I had the pleasure of playing with outstanding musicians such as the great Italian pianist Tete Manuento, Cyrus Chestnut, Antonio Hart and Buddy Guy among many others. I'm looking forward to bringing The Kingsley Ettienne Trio out again in the near future. I'll let you know when we have a confirmed dates.
- Recent Travels
This past January I toured South American with Hugh Masekela, Abdullah Abrahim ( Dollar Brand ), Milton Nassiaminto and Trinidadian artist Mavis John and Bebe Valdez from Cuba. Also a very famous organ player from Bahia called Josef Wanderlee. We played in Sao Paulo, Bahia, Rio and most of the larger venues around Ipanema and Vellarous. The tour also took us to Uraguay, Cartegena, Porta La Cruz, Margarita Island, then to Curacao, and then to Trinidad. It was a very spiritual and uplifting experience meeting with the two South African musical giants.
I just got back yesterday from The Tobago Jazz Festival. Met and played with lots of great musicians: Smokey Robinson, Roberta Flack, Dionne Warwick, Erica Badu and many many more. The highlight of the festival for me was backing up these great singers that I have always wanted to meet.
- King Killer Blues
Happy New Year.
Please take a moment to check out the latest video of me playing at the Orbit Room this past summer. King Killer Blues live!
- Orbit Rroom Shows
Thanks to everyone who came out to to hear the Trio at the Orbit Room this year. We had a great time and hope you did too. November 25th was the last show of 2012. We'll be back on the last Sunday in February in 2013 and look forward to seeing you all again. Season's greetings and best wishes for the coming year.
- this month
Starting June 16th I'll be playIng piano and singing every Saturday night at Addis Ababa on Queen West and the trio will be at The Orbit Room as usual on the last Sunday of the month . For details click on Shows.
- yesterday's show
We had a great time yesterday! Thanks to everyone who came out. We look forward to playing for you again at The Orbit Room on the last Sunday in May.
- Coming up
Get ready for a new band and a new venue! We'll be playing on the last Sunday of every month at the Orbit Room, 580 College Street, from 3:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. starting April 29th.The band has Neil Brathwaite on sax, JoJo Bowden on drums and, of course, I'll be on organ and vocals. Doors open at 3:00 p.m.We look forward to seeing you there!
- Happy New Year
Wishing everybody a happy and healty New Year. I am back from my 3 week tour. I had a wonderful time, meeting and mingling with some wonderful musicians from all parts of the planet. Hope to be playing around here soon....
- New Website
Welcome to my new website. Please, check back every couple as I will be adding more content.
- Ettienne Adds Spice to Pan Ramajay
"Ettienne's straight-ahead jazz, combined with a mesmerizing blend of gospel, reggae, calypso, blues and funk, has thrilled Hammond organ enthusiasts beyond the limits of their expectations."