Patrick Charles
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Patrick Charles -When the love is gone,

When the love is gone video footage shot in Tokyo, just days before the 9.0 magnitude quake in Northern Japan. I consider Japan my home away from home. First...
Jun 26, 2011
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"Hey..!!! PATRICK!! WHERE HAVE You BEEN Hangin'? Got music?"
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Where are you located?
Los Angeles
What is your affiliation to the Jazz World?
Musical Artist, Producer
Tell us a little about your background...
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. Kevin Toney a two time Grammy nominated pianist and composer and a renown solo recording artist he has also performed with blackbyrds Aretha Franklin and more , 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 siter was always an encouraging and supporting force in my life;’ Charlene,’ the last composition on the CD, is dedicated to her. 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 Perpermint lounged in his hometown of East Orange NJ, nightly guess artist appearances includes the legendary Lou Rawls, Chaka kahn, Berry White, and now 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 like the House of blues LA, Salt lake city jazz festival, Currently a Los Angeles Arts commission Artist, Patrick has performed for Nakaoka Jazz festival and the1st annual universal citywalk jazz festival.The Namm Show, Viper Room LA, Blue note Kyoto Japan, Cotton club Shanghai China, Commerce casino jazz&blues summer nights festival series, Pachanga casino, The Roxy LA, Catalina Jazz club,and MGM hotel Las Vegas to name a few, Patrick Charles television and movie appearances have include hit television shows Boston legal, Melrose Place, comedy central band, BET Jazz and Screen Media films "Crazy" the life of famed Jazz guitarist Hank Garland.
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At 7:29pm on June 20, 2011, Jaijai Jackson said…
Hey..!!! PATRICK!! WHERE HAVE You BEEN Hangin'? Got music?
At 12:45am on February 4, 2009, Jaijai Jackson said…
Patrick, reachin' out to see how your new year is panning out. Its time we do sumpthin.......reach back.

At 1:21am on December 17, 2008, helmuT said…
great sound..

At 8:39pm on December 9, 2008, PHATFOOT Drum & Keyboard Harness said…
Check out a drummers "best kept secret"
At 5:04pm on December 7, 2008, Dimas R Sanchez said…
Thanks, I will. Have a great time you too.
At 2:18am on December 7, 2008, Jaijai Jackson said…
Checkin' in on one of the funkiest drummers around, you good?

At 9:11pm on November 26, 2008, Daria said…
Hi Patrick,

Thanks for your comments! That drummer is Johnny Friday..out of the L.A. area.

Have a great holiday!

At 6:53am on November 25, 2008, Gregory Thomas said…
And thank you!

Keep swingin',
At 1:43am on November 14, 2008, Skip Reeves said…
Thanx Charles! I will be on the lookout for the cd, will let you know when it arrives...
At 8:49am on November 13, 2008, Jaijai Jackson said…
You have interest in your music since I featured you on my page, go check your mail :-)



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Posted on June 26, 2011 at 10:31am 1 Comment

The devaluation of music on a spiritual level to me is more Dangerous than the devaluation financially, popular music of today is being used to keep people programed,keeping people from reaching for their spirituality and spiritual thinking ,keeping people from questioning the power that be,music is a seriously powerful force always been always will be and today it's being used to control the masses through senseless lyrical content, sounds and even Dances.Hip Hop for example was a powerful… Continue


Posted on July 6, 2009 at 11:29pm 0 Comments

Just a few month ago I was hanging with Ricky Lawson Michael Jackson Drummer ,we talk about Michael and his come back tour,not knowing that a couple of month later he he would be gone,I was into Michael way before I was into jazz,if you didn't know the moon walk back in the 80's you aint with what's cool and Michael was what was cool and still is, amazing!! that's why every chance I get i perform human nature with my band one of my favorite tune from the king of pop,R.I.P my brother.

Thanks for the Love!!!

Posted on July 6, 2009 at 11:18pm 0 Comments

Posted by charliechoc on Feb 19 at 5:47 PM EST

This song is AWSOME!!!you let the,piano,the trumpet,the bass,the drums,vocals,all the instruments are being HEARD!!!I JUST LOVE IT!!!!THIS SONG SHOULD BE NUMBER ONE!!!Its original and TOTALLY SWEET!!!...JUST LOVE IT!!!CHARLICHOCS.....PEACE

Posted by kimmiejazzygirl on Feb 14 at 12:49 PM EST

keep up the good work, ever coming to california? try the long beach jazz fest they would love to have you,,,

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WOW "Cite Soleil"

Posted on January 6, 2009 at 2:33pm 0 Comments


If I just said, "Thanks. Nice CD. I'll see about getting

you into the rotation.", I feel that would somehow fail to

deliver the appropriate response. And, I wouldn't want to

do that. So, allow me to state it more naturally.

Thanks for putting it back where it belongs.

The funk.

The groove.

The swing.

The style, the flavor, and the soul.

They belong side-by-side,

and intermingled,

and co-habitated.

But never… Continue

















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