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Charles Covington
Charles was born in 1941. At a relatively late age, being a senior at Douglass High School, he discovered his love for music and studies to play the piano. Musical influences came from Earl Garner and Ahmad Jamal. Charles developped a wider reputation and appeared with artists such as George Benson, Sonny Stitt, Gene Ammons, Kenny Burrell, Milt Jackson, Gary Thomas and many more. He toured the USA, Europe and China.
Charles has been honored many times by various institutions such as the City Council of Baltimore and the University of Maryland. Since 1994, he is also a lecturer for piano at the Howard University.
Rarely known, Charles Covington is a multi talent: He also counts to the top chess players in the USA and is a professional magician.
homepage: www.charlescovingtonjazz.com
on tour Click on the logo to see Charles' tour dates.


Shape Of Things To Come
A&M 393104-1
recorded August-October 1968 in USA
George Benson, guitar
Herbie Hancock, piano
Hank Jones, piano
Charles Covington, organ
Ron Carter, bass
Richard Davis, bass
Leo Morris, drums
Jack Jennings, percussion
Johnny Pacheco, conga
Bernard Eichen, violin
Charles Libove, violin
David Mankovitz, viola
George Ricci, cello
George Marge, flute
Romeo Penque, flute
Stan Webb, flute
Burt Collins, trumpet
Joe Shepley, trumpet, flugelhorn
Marvin Stamm, trumpet, flugelhorn
Wayne Andre, trombone, bariton horn
Buddy Lucas, sax, harmonica
Black Velvet
Groove Merchant GM 501
released 1971
O'Donel Levy, guitar
Billy Skinner, trumpet
Arthur 'Fats' Theus, tenor sax, flute
Charles Covington, electric piano, organ
Alarza Lee Collins, bass
Chester Thompson, drums
Nathaniel Rice Jr., congas
William Thorpe, percussion
Breeding Of Mind
Groove Merchant GM 507
recorded 1972
O'Donel Levy, guitar
Charles Covington, organ
Eric Ward, bass
Chester Thompson, drums
Dawn Of A New Day
Groove Merchant GM 518
released 1973
O'Donel Levy, guitar
Jon Faddis, trumpet
Marvin Stamm, trumpet
Burt Collins, trumpet
Cecil Bridgewater, trumpet
Wayne Andre, trombone
Eddie Burt, trombone
William Watrous, trombone
Charles Covington, organ, piano
George Russell, bass
Chester Thompson, drums
Exile's Gate
JMT 514009-2
recorded May 1993 in New York/USA
Gary Thomas, tenor sax
Charles Covington, Hammond organ
Paul Bollenback, guitar
Jack DeJohnette, drums

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