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Brian Charette
Grammy nominated Hammond organist, Brian Charette has established himself as a leading voice in modern jazz, working with many notable artists such as Joni Mitchell, Chaka Khan, Lou Donaldson, and countless others. Since moving to New York in 1995 from his native Meriden, CT, Charette has become an integral part of the New York City jazz scene.
 
Brian is SteepleChase recording artist and has just released his second recording for them, "Learning to Count". He also just finished recording another SteepleChase recording that will be out Summer 2011 featuring a "wind ensemble" comprised of Jay Collins, Mike DiRubbo, Joel Frahm, and John Ellis.
 
As a sideman, Brian records with many popular jazz artists; most recently with Tony Desare, Bucky Pizzarelli, Mike DiRubbo and Vic Juris. Charette is also featured prominently on two new Mel Bay instructional DVDs by Rodney Jones and Sheryl Bailey. Brian also works regularly with Jimmy and Jerry Vivino from the Tonight Show Band and was a sub in the Max Weinberg 7 while the show was still in New York. Through this relationship, Brian was able to make music with many of his heroes including Michael McDonald, Cindy Lauper, and many great new artists like Duncan Sheik, Rufus Wainwright, and Michael Bublé.
 
Outside of music, Brian is passionate about chess and White Crane kung fu in which he holds a black sash. He is currently illustrating and collaborating with his Sifu, Glenn Green, on several books about Chinese martial arts.
contact: pinchbrian@aol.com
homepage: www.briancharette.com
myspace www.myspace.com/briancharette1
on tour Click on the logo to see Brian's tour dates.

 

Discography
Upside
SteepleChase SCCD 31678
recorded 2009 (?)
Brian Charette, Hammond B3 organ
Ben Monder, guitar
Jochen Rückert, drums
Learning To Count
SteepleChase SCCD 31710
recorded october 2009 in USA
Brian Charette, Hammond B3 organ
Mike DiRubbo, alto sax
Jochen Rückert, drums
Music for Organ Sextette
SteepleChase SCCD 31731
recorded 2012 (?)
Brian Charette, organ
Jochen Rückert, drums
Jay Collins, flute
Mike DiRubbo, alto sax
Joel Frahm, tenor sax
John Ellis, bass clarinet
Good Tipper
Posi-Tone Records
recorded 2014 in USA
Brian Charette, organ
Yotam Silberstein, guitar
Avi Rothbard, guitar
Jordan Young, drums
Joe Sucato, tenor sax
Mark Ferber, drums
Square One
Posi-Tone Records
recorded 2014 in USA
Brian Charette, Hammond organ
Yotam Silberstein, guitar
Mark Ferber, drums
Once & Future
Posi-Tone Records
recorded october 2016 in Brooklyn, NY/USA
Brian Charette, Hammond organ
Will Bernard, guitar
Steve Fidyk, drums
All & About
Posi-Tone Records PR8148
recorded 2016 in USA
Will Bernard, guitar
John Ellis, sax
Brian Charette, organ
Ben Allison, bass
Allison Miller, drums
Groovin' With Big G
SteepleChase SCCD 31857
recorded december 2017
Brian Charette, Hammond B3 organ
George Coleman, tenor sax
Vic Juris, guitar
George Coleman jr, drums
Beyond Borderline
SteepleChase SCCD 31880

Brian Charette, Hammond B3 organ
Four
SteepleChase SCCD 31882

Ronnie Cuber, baritone sax
Brian Charette, Hammond B3 organ
Ed Cherry, guitar
Adam Nussbaum, drums
Power From The Air
SteepleChase SCCD 31911
recorded december 2019
Brian Charette, organ
Mike DiRubbo, alto sax
Kenny Brooks, tenor sax
Karel Ruzicka, bass clarinet
Itai Kriss, flute
Brian Fishler, drums

 
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