Patrick Charles



Patrick Charles Drummer.Composer.Producer.Educator





Production, Recording, Mixin, Logic Pro, Pro Tools, Presonus studio one, Ableton Live.


COMPANY OWNER | 07/2008 to Current
JPC Music Group – Los Angeles, CA
Music Production/ independent record label

DRUMMER | 05/2017 to Current Azurite band – Boston, MA Jazz, and blues band

Boys & Girls Club of Brockton – Brockton, MA
Teaching drumming, techniques, rudiments and proper approach to the instrument and contemporary drumming styles, Jazz, Hip Hop, funk, Latin, Caribbean, African. etc. Musical director, teaching beginner piano and keyboard harmony, harmony and theory, composition and arranging, recording techniques/ music productions.

DRUMMER | 06/2016 to Current
Touch N Soul Band – Boston, MA
African Dance Band, performances include clubs, weddings, corporate functions, Private parties, world music festivals.

DRUMMER/BANDLEADER | 06/2008 to Current
Patrick Charles Makandel Group – Los Angeles, CA
Drummer/Bandleader of (PCMG) Patrick Charles Makandel Group, Jazz/funk/world music band.Toured Asia with my band Patrick Charles Makandel Group, commissioned by the Los Angeles arts commission.

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Studio Recording | 05/2005 to 09/2006
JPC Music Group productions – Los Angeles, CA
Recording with two times Grammy-nominated pianist/composer Kevin Toney of K-tone productions also performed with saxophone legend Everette Harp, Michael Jackson bassist, Alex Al, Miles Davis keyboardist Wayne Linsey.

DRUMMER | 04/2008 to 05/2010
Amber Ojeda band – Los Angeles, CA
Touring drummer for Amber Ojeda, Los Angeles based female Pop/R&B artist.

DRUMMER.MUSICAL DIRECTOR | 10/2002 to 03/2006
Long Beach Baptist church – Long Beach, CA
Arranging music for the choir and rehearsing the musicians for the church weekly services.

Hollywood stars program – Hollywood, CA
After school program sponsored by Ascap and BMI for inner-city youth, Teaching drums, percussion, keyboards techniques and harmony and theory, and the inner workings of a professional working band.

DRUMMER | 06/2001 to 08/2004
Pioneers Jazz club – Los Angeles, CA
Drummer for Black speed blues band( house band) Blues, performed three nights a week, Friday, Saturday, Sunday.

GENERAL MUSIC TEACHER | 06/2001 to 08/2003
Los Angeles city college – Los Angeles, MA
Drummer for Black speed blues band( house band) Blues, performed three nights a week, Friday, Saturday, Sunday.

DRUMMER | 10/2001 to 12/2002
Teena Marie band – Los Angeles, CA
Touring Drummer for Grammy-winning Singer/songwriter, toured Asian and parts of Europe.

DRUMMER | 04/2004 to 01/2005
Agape international spiritual center  – Culver city, CA drumming and arranging for the spiritual choir and musicians.

DRUMMER | 01/1996 to 06/1998
Jewel Carter Funk Band – Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles base Top 40 /R&B band based in Los Angeles and Las Vegas.

DRUMMER | 07/1991 to 06/1993
Peppermint lounge – East Orange, New Jersey
Drummer for the house band, performing Jazz, R&B, funk, blues.

Education and Training

Master of Music Production: Music Production/Film Scoring

Bachelor of Music: Composition/Professional Music
Berklee College of Music
Berklee College of Music in Performance,composition,arranging, studio production/recording

Associate of Arts: Harmony&Theory Musicians Institute Drums/percussion/General music

Drums & percussion

New Jersey school of percussion Diploma in Drums and percussion


Activities and Honors

1st place in the Yokohama Jazz promenade foreign artist performance 2011
2nd place drumming competition sponsored by Guitar Center

Los Angeles commissioned Artist from 2012-2014



Ascap( association society of composers and publisher) NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants)
PAS( percussive Art society)


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