All About Jazz is celebrating Charlie Harrington's birthday today!
A child prodigy, Charlie has played drums since the age of 5 and performed professionally since the age of 15. He studied with and became the protégé of jazz drumming legend Ray Bauduc Charlie later studied with classical percussionist Tim Tull. In addition to leading his own band he has shared the stage with such luminaries as Woody Herman, Freddie Green, Stan Mark... Read more.
I love jazz because I am a singer and jazz inspires me.
I was first exposed to jazz when I was a baby. I grew up in a a musical family.
The best show I ever attended was Dianne Reeves with Romero Lubambo in Rio de janeiro, and Youn Sun Nah at the Vancouver
Jazz festival in 2010.
The first jazz record I bought was Sarah Vaughan.
My advice to new listeners is keep your ears and heart opened for good music.