Charles Xavier / Bio

A jazz drummer since he was sixteen, Xavier was born and raised in New Bedford, Massachusetts, where the East Coast jazz scene shaped his musical tastes. He studied arranging and composition at Berklee College of Music in Boston. At the Creative Music Studio in Woodstock, New York, he studied drumming with Jack DeJohnette, Bobby Moses, Stu Martin and Jumma Santos, and creative ensemble performance under the guidance of Karl Berger, Dave Holland, Kalaparusha, and John Ambercrombie.

“BOSCO” is the next release planned in support of Charles Xavier’s upcoming series of a live club dates being scheduled in the US during Fall/Winter 2015...

About Happy Note Records
Happy Note Records is multifaceted entertainment company that is currently developing its musical production capabilities so that the business can promote the music of its featured artist Charles Xavier from the onset of its formalized operations. The business produces artist tracks and downloadable media for each production completed by the business. HNR is designed to be a full service record label, promotion, and distribution company, focused initially on the career of Charles Xavier, a San Francisco-based, nationally touring musician, with the future potential for the label to apply this business model to other "up and coming" and “established” recording artists.

Soundbite: Bay Area composer and percussionist Charles Xavier has released four CD’s on his label Happy Note Records and he is performing as The XMan with several music ensembles performing his eclectic music for creative minds…

"I'm experimenting with interactive lights and multi media video to implement into my live performances interfacing the ancient ritual of percussive arts with exotic electronic modules and controllers".

One of the multi-media pieces that I am inquiring around about for funding the live production is titled.


Charles Xavier is requesting a commission to compose “XMAN IN THE BAY” a creative music/jazz performance piece exploring various aspects of sound with live percussive arts/electronic music, guitar, spoken words and audio from BAY AREA sources morphed and sound designed into the performance…


General Info

Artist Name
Charles Xavier
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Instrumental / Ambient Electronica / Techno JAZZ

Contact Info

San Francisco, CA

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