Born: November 24, 1972
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....
AwardsGrammy Nominated, 2012 & 2013 runner up Downbeat Critic's Poll "Rising Star:Organ"
Reliably Burning Bill Milkowski- Jazz Times
A Master of Space and Time Josh Jackson-WBGO
The Consumate Road Warrior LA Weekly
Square OnePosi-Tone Records
Music for Organ SextetteSteepleChase Records
Missing FloorSelf Produced
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Organ, Hammond B3
New York, NY
Willing to teach:
Advanced students only.
Lessons 100$ for 1 1/2 hr lesson extensive private and classroom teaching experience regular contributor to Keyboard Magazine master class section
I 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