Great chops...a real swinging drummer. Louie Bellson
He's the real deal... Ray Bauduc
Swing!... Freddie Green
Reminds me of a young Davey Tough... Woody Herman
Great sense of rhythm and phrasing... Ed Shaughnessy
A jazz master and a real treasure who should not be
missed. Time Out New York
...based out of Chicago he's worth seeing whenever he
ventures to town. Be ready to experience brilliance and
artistry on a level not often heard these days. Brooklyn
If avante-garde or experimental jazz is what you seek
not what you're looking for...
Willing to teachIntermediate to advanced students
Credentials/BackgroundCharlie continues to impart his knowledge to drummers
everywhere. He is a member of the Professional Drum
Teachers Guild, the Percussive Arts Society (PAS), and the
National Association of Rudimental Drummers (NARD). He is
also a member of the Vic Firth Inc., Education Team as well
as the Jazz Education Network (JEN).
In addition to his time studying with jazz drumming legend
Ray Bauduc, he has taken master classes with Ed Soph,
Louie Bellson, Jack DeJohnette, Donny Osborne, Johnny
Rabb, Clayton Cameron, Butch Miles, Steve Smith, Joe
Morello, Jeff Hamilton, Bill Stewart, Steve Gadd, Jeff
"Tain" Watts, Peter Erskine, and Ed Shaughnessy. His lessons
are guaranteed to accompany a healthy dose of wisdom as
passed on to him by these giants of the drumming world.
Private instruction, clinics, and master classes are
available by appointment only. Charlie teaches well-
established and contemporary drumming techniques. He accepts
a limited number of private students in the Chicago area.
Charlie Harrington exclusively plays Vic
sticks, brushes, and mallets. He
endorses Allegra Drums
Drum Heads, Zildjian Cymbals,
Bags, Power Wrist Builders, ProLogix
Precision Drum Tuner, and Westone
musicians' monitors and custom fit musician earplugs.