Brian Charette (organ), Jeff Jenkins (organ), Michael D’Angelo (drums)
New York City organist/pianist, Brian Charette, has established himself as a leading voice in modern jazz. Charette is a Hammond-endorsed, Steeplechase and Positone recording artist and a Downbeat Critics’ Poll Rising Star: Organ award. In 2015 Brian won Hot House Magazine’s Fan’s Decision Jazz Award for Best Organist in New York. His last Positone recording, Once and Future was on the Itunes new music Top 20. In 2019, Brian released his new circuit bent organ trio recording, Kürrent, featuring Ben Monder and has a brand new traditional jazz organ trio release on Steeplechase Records featuring NEA Master, George Coleman called Groovin with Big G.
Charette was born in Meriden, Connecticut and by the age of 17, he was playing with jazz luminaries such as Lou Donaldson and Houston Person. Since graduating from UConn in 1994 with a BA in Music, Charette has been performing extensively in Europe and the USA with his home base being the East Village, NYC. Brian is a staple of the downtown NYC scene working with virtually everyone who plays with an organist. Brian has performed with many notable artists such as Joni Mitchell, Chaka Khan, Paul Simon, Cyndi Lauper, and many more. Charette is also an active author and educator, writing for Keyboard Magazine, The New York City Jazz Record, DownBeat, and the Czech magazine, Muzikus. Outside of music, Charette is passionate about chess and White Crane kung fu, in which he holds a black sash.
Important Notes and Reservation Information:
– Floor seats are only available for Dinner and Show Reservations (Music is included with all “Dinner and a Show” reservations)
– For bar and walk-in guests, a music fee of $19 per guest applies to this show