Charlie is one of the most highly-regarded and indemand bassists in Florida. His extensive knowledge of songs and styles makes him a favorite with instrumentalists and vocalists alike. Charlie grew up in Santa Barbara, CA and started playing bass in his early teens. He attended Cabrillo College in Santa Cruz, CA where he studied with trumpet player Ray Brown. Charlie has worked with celebrities like Rosemary Clooney, George Burns, Rich Little and many more. Charlie was a Disney musician for 24 years, 18 of which were with Disney’s Grand Floridian Society Orchestra. Jazz players he has backed up include Clark Terry, Mel Lewis, Buddy Tate, Buddy DeFranco, Allan and Warren Vaché, Ken Peplowski, appearing on many studio recordings. He has played in the Tommy Dorsey and Woody Herman Orchestras, and locally with Terry Myers Orchestra, Bill Allred Jazz Band, as well as many jazz cruises.
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