Currently leading The Crackerjack Jazz Band in the Valley of the Sun, Chuck worked with cornetist Bobby Hackett for two years on Cape Cod and has appeared with George Masso, Pee Wee Irwin, Johnny Mince, and Billy Butterfield. He also appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show with the band from the banjo/sing-a-long nightclub chains The Red Garter and Your Father's Mustache. He appeared at Carnegie Hall in October of 2011 with Your Fathers Mustache Reunion Band.
He is a veteran of the East Bay City Jazz Band, the Steamboat Stompers and the Happy Feet Dance Orchestra, The Monte Carlo Jazz Ensemble and a charter member of Tex Wyndham's Rent Party Revellers.
He played with the Concord Massachusetts Symphonic Band. for 15 years and is currently a member of The Arizona Winds Premier Concert Band .
He has appeared at over 120 jazz festivals and 12 cruises with Bob Schulz Frisco Jazz Band, The Rent Party Revellers, The Paramount Jazz Band, The Desert City Six, The Golden Eagle Jazz Band, the Buck Creek Jazz Band and the Golden Gate Rhythm Machine .
He has recorded with Your Father's Mustache, The East Bay City Jazz Band, the Rent Party Revellers, The Paramount Jazz Band, The Arizona Classic Jazz Band, Mike Hashem's Banjo Band, Banu Gibson, Billy Butterfield and Johnny Mince.
Besson Sovereign EEb
Besson EEb recording bell pre 1958