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New YouTube Videos

Recently, some good friends and long time musical associates, bassist John Hunter and vibist Paul Heckel, decided to do some promotional videos with drummer Tim Gilmore to be placed on YouTube.  They asked me if I would be interested in…

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French Jazz, anyone?

For the past several years, with my keyboard hat on, I have been working with Linda Pouliot, a jazz and blues singer from Rochester who also happens to speak French and loves the music of Edith Piaf and other French…

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Big Band Mania

This past weekend was an interesting one subbing on piano with the Blue Note band on Friday at the First Parish Church in Dover, then on Tenor Sax with the New Legacy Band on Saturday night for a dance at…

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Count Basie Tribute

A Tribute to Count Basie " featuring former Basie drummer BUTCH MILES Mr. Steve Marvin, Vocals Sunday, May 19, 2013 4:00p.m. Capitol Center of the Arts, Concord, N.H.
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Duke Ellington Tribute

THE CAPITOL CENTER JAZZ ORCHESTRA "New England's Premier Professional Jazz Orchestra" On Sunday, March 10 we will be performing our first concert of the season which will be "A Tribute to Duke Ellington" featuring the New York City based Metta…
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Tribute to Louis Armstrong

For Immediate Release:

 

THE CAPITOL CENTER JAZZ ORCHESTRA

PRESENTS A TRIBUTE TO LOUIS “SATCHMO” ARMSTRONG

MAY 6TH

 

Concord, NH- As part of “A Moment in Time” Series, The Capitol Center Orchestra, under the direction of Clayton J. Poole…

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Sax Journal Update

Below is the text from the May/June 2012 Saxophone Journal article.

Charlie Jennison by Thomas Erdmann

 

            Saxophonist, clarinetist, pianist and composer Charlie Jennison is one of those rare individuals who is equally skilled as both a performer and teacher.  Born…

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NH Jazz Ctr. to feature Iridescence!

My quartet, "Iridescence" with bassist John Hunter, drummer Ken Clark, and pianist Jim Butka has been asked to appear at the recently opened NH Jazz Ctr., located at Pitman's Freight Room in Laconia, NH.

Response to the new venue has…

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Saxophone Journal Article

Through a series of propitious circumstances, I was interviewed for the Saxophone Journal a few months back, and the new issue, with my picture on the cover, will be released sometime in January 2012.

 

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Christmas time is here!

I'm not sure how much the number of gigs in the holiday season is an indicator of the health of the general economy, but it is evident that there is a significant improvement on this December's calendar over last year!

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School's Out on June 3rd!

Exeter Graduation is June 6th, the day after my oldest daughter, Georgianna, gets married! Hope you enjoy the new website, compliments of Hostbaby!