Professional Bassist, Teacher and Clinician
Charley Sabatino is a veteran bassist with more than 35 years experience. He plays both upright and electric bass, encompassing a wide range of styles, and plays throughout the NY/Metro Area. Highlights of his career include: The Today Show backing the Children’s Aid Society Chorus, Lincoln Center with Ben Vereen, Headliners at the Village Gate, 92nd St. Y, Cat Club, New Music Seminar and the Cabaret Circuit with clients of the William Morris Agency.
Charley is the Music Director of the Jazz Workshop at the Cadenza Music School (named 2012 Best Music School in Queens) as well as a freelance bassist and educator. Charley teaches improvisation, theory, upright and electric bass privately, both in-person and via Skype. He also gives highly acclaimed clinics in the fundamentals of electric and upright bass and in improvisation for all instruments.
Charley is endorsed by Lakland Basses SIT strings Lathon Bass Wear, Hartke Amplifiers, Kahler Bridges and Igig cases and has been profiled in Bass Player Magazine (July 2014).
Charley holds a Master of Arts in Music from LIU CW Post. He has studied with Billy Bauer, Harvie S., Jeff Andrews, Tony Oppenheim, Lyn Christie and Mike Pope.
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On the Lakland website
On the SIT website
My Kahler Video
On the “No Treble” site
My Jazz Story
I love jazz because...it showcases the PLAYER and his/her take on themusic.
I was first exposed to jazz...through Fusioninthe late 70's
The first jazz record I bought was...Miles Davis Kind of Blue
My advice to new listeners...listen to EVERYTHING.