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Charlie Dennard

Charlie Dennard is an American keyboardist, composer and arranger who currently resides in New Orleans, Louisiana. For the last 20 years Charlie has performed and recorded internationally with a variety of jazz, blues and world music ensembles, as well as two separate Cirque du Soleil installations. Beginning with piano lessons at the age of 6, Charlie continued his music education at Auburn University before completing his Bachelors Degree in Music Media and Industry from the esteemed University of Miami in 1992. Charlie received his Masters Degree in Music from the University of New Orleans in 1998, where he was a jazz piano student of the legendary Ellis Marsalis. Charlie moved to New Orleans in early 1996 to get more intimate with the city that gave birth to Jazz


Deep Blue

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2019
Track listing: St. Charles Strut, Mojave, Wanderlust, Deep Blue, Trois Fois, Joe's Crusade, Father.


Article: Album Review

Charlie Dennard: Deep Blue

Read "Deep Blue" reviewed by Nicholas F. Mondello

Deep Blue by New Orleans pianist Charlie Dennard and his crew is a jambalaya in which Dennard displays fine keyboard skills and a flair for writing melodic tunes. The kick-off, “St. Charles Strut," is all 'Nawlins frontline contemporized. It is a Dennard original which offers an ear-worm melody that's similar to the first ...


5 O’Clock Charlie

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2015


From Brazil To New Orleans

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2014
Track listing: Itape; Capoeira Mata Um; Abrindo A Porta; Asa Branca; Quando O Galo Cantar; Senhorinha; Valsa Luisiana; Africa Mae; Ganga Zumbi.


Article: Album Review

Charlie Dennard: From Brazil To New Orleans

Read "From Brazil To New Orleans" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Thousands of miles separate Brazil and New Orleans, but pianist/composer Charlie Dennard thinks these two locales are a lot closer than that. This album is his way of showing that. Dennard, a former student of Ellis Marsalis who's served as a music director for Cirque du Soleil productions and shared the stage with ...


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