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With accomplished musicianship and a great sense of deep groove, virtuoso drummer Patrick Charles music is both visual and cerebral. His debut CD , Cite Soleil, present an artist of far-reaching vision and versatility. Release on his soleil label, Cite soleil brings Patrick Charles center stage as a composer, producer and band leader. Featuring a stellar cast of LA studio players and world class jazz artist, such as Everette Harp of George Duke and Anita Baker, Wayne Linsey of Miles Davis, And two time Grammy Nominated pianist and composer Kevin Toney, and MoJazz recording artist and Trumpeter Johnny Britt .Cite Soleil showcases Patrick’s own original compositions and retells hits from legendary artist like sting and seal through the language of jazz . But it was upon hearing the news of his sister’s passing that Patrick began to focus on the core material for the album. ”My sister was always an encouraging and supporting force in my life;’ Charlene,’ the last composition on the CD, is dedicated to her.  Patrick Charles second album scheduled for release in 2016, entitled, Sons of the Sun,  featuring collaboration with Grammy Nominated Pianist and composer, Kevin Toney. Born in Port-au-Prince Haiti and raised in East Orange New Jersey, Patrick Charles owes his musical awakening during middle school to the trumpet. But the drums quickly chose him, fueled by the love and respect for all genres and styles of music and the emerging culture of Hip-Hop, Music became Patrick’s calling card, Strangely enough, his first encounter with jazz happened by chance. ”I found a pile of jazz records in an abandoned building in the neighborhood; in that pile was Miles Davis Tutu,’ I was so taken by the album cover, I picked up the record, I’ve been hooked ever since.” Patrick Charles started to gig professionally during high school, during which time he became the regular drummer at the famous Peppermint lounged in his hometown of East Orange NJ, nightly guess artist appearances includes the legendary Lou Rawls, Chaka kahn, Berry White, and famed Hip Hop artist Naughty by Nature and Queen Latifah. After high school, Patrick set his eyes on the famed Berklee College of music in Boston, while attending Berklee, Patrick Charles performed with esteem professor Carolyn Wilkins and her group the spirit jazz Quartet regularly in the Boston and New York area, in Los Angeles his work as a freelance drummer has brought him acclaim from studio and live performances with such artist as blues legend Linda Hopkins, funk and soul songstress Maxayn Lewis and Teena Marie, and countless top 40 funk/R&B acts in National and international venues., Currently a Los Angeles commission Artist Patrick and his Group PCMG has performed in the Nakaoka Heritage music festival, and in the 2011 Yokohama Jazz festival playing in the prestige’s Kannai Theater Hall in Yokohama City Japan, Sumida Jazz festival from 2012 to 2015 in Tokyo Japan, and The international music product show NAMM, Viper Room LA, Blue note Kyoto Japan, Cotton club Shanghai China, Jazz Basin Kobe Japan, The Commerce casino Jazz &blues summer nights festival series, Pachanga casino, The Roxy LA, Catalina Jazz club, and MGM hotel Las Vegas, Patrick Charles television and movie appearances have include hit television shows Boston legal, Melrose Place, The movie Look at Me, a music and character-driven film set in the NYC , Patrick Charles currently endorsed by Exodus Cymbals

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