Charlie’s artistic journey began when he attended the nationally acclaimed High School for the Performing and Visual Arts (HSPVA), where he thrived in the Visual Arts department.  At the age of 17 he was showing and selling art in eclectic establishments like the River Oaks ‘speak easy’ Marfrellas’s.  He free-lanced as a photographer for 'Viva Magazine' a weekly latino supplement of the Houston Post.

Birdland NYC with bassist Andy Gonzalez 2008

After high school, Charlie made the creative switch to percussion and later went to the University of Houston where his interest in other cultures and their music led him to study Musicology.  


In 2009 Charlie was invited to teach a drum workshop in Villa Allancia, a favela in northern Rio de Janeiro.


  Charlie’s notable performances as a side man include a 2011 Germany tour with Persian songstress Ziba Shirazi, the 2010 Trinity Jazz Festival with Latin Jazz flautist Nestor Torres and the 2008 Latin Grammy’s with John Legend and Columbian pop start Jaunes.  

He has also recently recorded with Grammy winning latin band La Mafia and with new alternative band Khruangbin.

Performance in NYC w/ Max Marshall and Marcos Varela 2013



Thursdays @ Brenner's on the Bayou 5:30pm

Previous events

Havana Nights w/ Trio Fórte

Bar Boheme, 307 Fairview St, Houston, Texas



Trio Forte (sunday night show)

Axelrad, 1517 W. Alabama, Houston, TX



Charlie's Latin Caravan & La Tribu

Willow Waterhole Music Festival, 5304 Gasmer Dr, Houston, Texas


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What's Going On!

Recently released 'Trio Fórte Live @ Batanga

Currently working on release of Brazilian project with Lois Albez 

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