Charley studied privately with Jazz notables Joe Monk and
Harry Leahy. At Stony Brook, he focused on composition,
studied with Peter Winkler and Richard Dyer-Bennet and then
spent a year at Berklee College of Music. After college he
played the club scene in NYC, performed for impresario Sid
Bernstein, studied classical guitar with Jerry Willard and
took a fascinating lesson with Ralph Towner.
Charley has played with many bands and done solo gigs such as
opening up the first 20th Century Classic American Guitar Show
on Long Island. He spent several years prior to this new CD
performing and recording with the Long Island group, "Sun,
Moon and Stars".