Charlie Jennison

Instrument: Sax, alto | Location: Portsmouth

Born: September 26, 1947

The definition of a working musician is someone who plays, teaches, writes, arranges, and records music. As an established performing musician in the New Hampshire music scene for decades, multi-instrumentalist Charlie Jennison has done all of that—and more. Since Charlie has been known to play not only piano and all of the saxophones as well as flute, clarinet, & piccolo, but also percussion, bass, and a variety of indigenous instruments from around the world, musicians from Portland to Boston who know Charlie joke that if you handed Charlie a cheeseburger, he’d figure out how to play “Yankee Doodle” on it!

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Primary Instrument

Sax, alto


Lee, NH

Willing to teach

Intermediate to advanced


M.A. in Saxophone and Composition from Lesley College, Cambridge, MA Available most afternoons in Exeter, NH Rates: $50.00/hr.

Clinic/Workshop Information

Have several presentations prepared: 1. A brief history of jazz with performed examples 2. Saxophone fundamentals workshop - reeds, mouthpieces, literature, practice routine 3. Jazz Improvisation workshop (beginning - intermediate)