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Brian Charette / Bio

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 Nord endorsed, SteepleChase recording artist, and has just released his fourth recording for them, "Borderline", which received 3 1/2 starts 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 Josh Jackson of WBGO NYC.

This year, Brian has been playing very successful engagements in NYC, LA, Spain, Indonesia, Czech Republic, and Germany. He also just placed 2nd in the 2013 Downbeat Critic's Poll for "Rising Star:Organ"

Mr Charette, is an active educator. Besides writing regularly for Keyboard Magazine, he teaches masterclasses all over the world and is on the faculty of the Czech Summer Jazz Workshop at Jesek Conservatory in Prague. He is also featured prominently on two new Mel Bay instructional DVDs by Rodney Jones and Sheryl Bailey.

Outside of music, Brian is passionate about chess and White Crane kung fu in which he holds a black sash.

General Info

Band Members
Jochen Rueckert, Ben Monder, Leon Gruenbaum
Artist Name
Brian Charette
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Contact Info

New York, NY