In high school, Charlie was fortunate to be part of a very strong band program with many ensembles and travel opportunities. His time at El Cerrito High School allowed him to play at The Monterey Jazz Festival, The Chicago Symphony Center, The Kennedy Center, and Jazz festivals across Europe including Umbria Jazz Festival and The Montreux Jazz Festival. Charlie was also the lead trumpet player in The California Jazz Conservatory’s Studio Band with whom he also did a tour of Europe.
Charlie is a trumpet player and trumpet teacher from the San Francisco Bay Area and is currently attending San Jose State University for music performance. At SJSU he has been part of The Symphonic Band, Jazz Orchestra, and Brass Ensemble. He was awarded a trumpet scholarship by the SJSU School of Music and Dance.
Charlie has three sisters and in his free time enjoys rock climbing, backpacking, working out, playing video games, and hanging out with friends.