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Brian Charette

Strangest Hammond Organist

About Me

I've lived in NYC for 21 years. I am a Grammy Nominated, Downbeat "Rising Star", Hammond Endorsed, Posi-tone recording artist. I've recorded and performed with everyone from Lou Donaldson to Joni Mitchell. I also write about music. I write master classes for Keyboard Magazine and Downbeat and reviews for the NYC Jazz Record.

My Jazz Story

I love jazz because...Nobody tells me what to do :) I was first exposed to jazz...When a piano teacher gave me The Bill Evans album, Waltz for Debby I met [musician name]... The best show I ever attended was...Joel Frahm sitting in at a Jam Session at Smalls The first jazz record I bought was...Unfinished Business by Jimmy Smith My advice to new listeners...Open your Mind!! Or whatever else you have in mind.