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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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”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 Instrument

Organ, Hammond B3

Location

New York, NY

Willing to teach

Advanced students only.

Credentials/Background

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

Clinic/Workshop Information

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

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Albums

Once & Future
Once & Future
Posi-Tone Records
2016
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Alphabet City
Alphabet City
Posi-Tone Records
2015
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Good Tipper
Good Tipper
Posi-Tone Records
2014
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Square One
Square One
Posi-Tone Records
2014
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Music for Organ Sextette
Music for Organ...
SteepleChase Records
2012
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Upside
Zebra Records
2009
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