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Veronique N. Doumbe

Veronique N. Doumbe

29.01.2011

Denis A. Charles

Published in News Story
"Denis A. Charles: An interrupted conversation" is the story of one man's survival in New York City, from his youth in Harlem right after World War II through his years as a Jazz musician from the 50's through the 90's.

Unknown to the mainstream, Denis A. Charles was a legend on the Avant-Garde Jazz scene.

Born in 1933 in St. Croix, Virgin Islands in a family of musicians, Denis A. Charles started touring with a local band called the Rhythm Makers at age 8. "My father played, I knew my g …

"Denis A. Charles: An interrupted conversation" had its US Premiere on January 22, 2002 at the Pioneer Theater. The show sold out within 15 minutes. "This never happened in the history of the Pioneer Theater" said Programming Director Matthew Seig. There was a standing ovation at the end of the screening. Other screenings will be planned soon. …
Denis A. Charles: An interrupted conversation, the award-winning documentary produced and directed by Véronique N. Doumbé is the story of one man's struggle to follow his dream and the obstacles he encounters in his professional as well as his personal life.

Unknown to the mainstream, Denis A. Charles was a legend on the Avant-garde Jazz scene. As, Cecil Taylor?s first drummer, Denis caught the attention of musicians like Thelonious Monk, Jimmy Giuffre, Gil Evans. Out of the music scene for …