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Brian Charette

New York City organist/pianist, Brian Charette, has established himself as a leading voice in modern Jazz. Charette is a Grammy-nominated, Hammond-endorsed artist who was the winner of the 2014 Downbeat Critics’ Poll “Rising Star: Organ” award and has climbed to 4th place in The 2016 Critic's Poll main Organ category

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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

”Both B-3 stylist and student, serious jazz scholar and glitzy entertainer, Charette is a burning soloist who understands the tradition of the Hammond B-3 as well its future—just as cerainly as he understands his place in that lineage.” —Ken Micallef, Downbeat Magazine

”A Master of Space and Time.” —Josh Jackson, WBGO NYC

”Reliably Burning.” —Bill Milkowski, Jazz Times

”Just the right proportions of refinement and rambunctiousness.” —Chris Barton, LA Times

Primary Instrument

Organ, Hammond B3


New York, NY

Willing to teach

Advanced only


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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