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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.
Years ago now--in Rhodesia--listening to Voice of America with Willis Conover I heard Bunk Johnson play When The Saints Go Marching In, and Billie Holiday sing Don't Explain. I knew then there was no other life for me than jazz.