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Brian Charette

Primary Instrument: Organ, Hammond B3

Born: November 24, 1972    

Brian Charette

Grammy Nominated organist/pianist, Brian Charette, has established himself as a leading voice in modern Jazz. Besides being a critically acclaimed composer and band leader, he has worked with many notable artists such as Joni Mitchell, Chaka Khan, Lou Donaldson, and countless others.

Brian is a Hammond endorsed, Positone recording artist, and has just released his sixth recording as a leader, “Borderline”, which received 3 1/2 stars in Downbeat. His recordings have been called “Reliably Burning” by Jazz Times, and he has been referred to as “A Master of Space and Time” by WBGO NYC. Brian will have two recordings released in the Spring of 2014; “The Question That Drives Us”, a Sextette recording for SteepleChase Records, and “Square One” a trio recording for Positone Records....
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Awards

Grammy Nominated, 2012 & 2013 runner up Downbeat Critic's Poll "Rising Star:Organ"
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    Square One

    Posi-Tone Records
    2014
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    Music for Organ Sextette

    SteepleChase Records
    2012
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    Upside

    Zebra Records
    2009
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    Missing Floor

    Self Produced
    2009

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Square One

Posi-Tone Records (2014)

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”The Hammond B-3 organist Brian Charette weighs the ageless objective of soul-jazz with a trace of restless modernity” Nate Chinen- NY Times

“Reliably Burning” Bill Milkowski- Jazz Times

“A Master of Space and Time” Josh Jackson-WBGO

“The Consumate Road Warrior” LA Weekly

Primary InstrumentOrgan, Hammond B3

LocationNew York, NY

Willing to teachAdvanced students only.

Credentials/BackgroundLessons 100$ for 1 1/2 hr lesson extensive private and classroom teaching experience regular contributor to Keyboard Magazine master class section

Clinic/Workshop InformationI teach clinics on harmony especially unusual systems like that of Olivier Messiaen and it's use for jazz, writing for a larger ensemble using music from my chamber group, "Music for Organ Sextette". I also teach body awareness/stillness drawing from my experience with Internal Kung Fu systems

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