Charles most recently began performing with the duo known as “Chuck & Mike” which was formed in the spring of 2015, combining the many talents of Mike on guitar and Charles on trombone. The duo provided a unique combination with a one of a kind sound, yet keeping with their heritage of Jazz and Blues.
Most recently Charles has continued the work of the team after Mike returned to his native Ohio.
Charles is from Chicago, and although classically trained, branched out into jazz improvisation where he found a home, while at the same time retaining his classical influences.
Charles studied extensively with master musicians in the Chicago area as well as in Phoenix. His music is many and varied with a lyrical presence on his trombone.
Over the past few years he has begun working more with synthesizers and electronic music, sometimes combining that with his work on the horn to create new and interesting sounds and music.