Primary Instrument: Vibraphone
Chuck Redd is a seasoned performer on both drums and vibraphone. He is currently the 2004-2005 Artist-In-Residence at The Smithsonian Jazz Café in Washington,DC. Chuck began performing internationally when he joined the Charlie Byrd Trio in 1980 at the age of 21. That year, he joined the Great Guitars (Barney Kessel, Charlie Byrd and Herb Ellis.) To his credit are twelve extensive European tours and five tours of Japan, with the Barney Kessel Trio, Ken Peplowski, Terry Gibbs and Conte Candoli.
Redd's career as a featured artist has earned critical acclaim:
Chuck was featured vibraphonist with the Mel Torme All-Star Jazz Quintet from 1991 until 1996. While on tour with Torme, Ira Gitler of Jazz Times said: Redd's vibes were equally notable for vigor and melodiousness....