For more than 30 years, Charlie worked with Seacoast NH based jazz pianist Tommy
Gallant, a teacher at the Berklee School of Music who heavily influenced Charlie's
growth as a musician and music educator. Charlie also studied classically with Dr.
Donald Bravo and with such major jazz figures as Jerry Bergonzi, Charlie Mariano,
Jerry Coker, and Ted Casher.
Additionally, Charlie has shared the stage or been in the recording studio with such
notable jazz musicians as Clark Terry, Dizzy Gillespie, Buddy DeFranco, Alan Dawson,
and Marshal Royal as well as backing up live performances for other exceptional
musicians such as Rosemary Clooney, Carmen Bradford, Natalie Cole, Andy Williams,
Delfeayo Marsalis, jazz violinist Sara Caswell, saxophonist Grace Kelly, and
singer/songwriter Jon Bon Jovi!
Currently teaching at Phillips Exeter Academy where he is a member of the faculty jazz
quartet, Charlie also offers private instruction on classical and jazz saxophone for all
levels of experience, as well as piano instruction for beginning and intermediate