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 and percussionist Roland Guerrero 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 neighborhood in northern Rio de Janeiro.
Some of Charlie’s notable performances as a side-man include a 2011 tour with Persian songstress Ziba Shirazi, 2008 Latin Grammy’s with John Legend and Columbian pop star Jaunes, 2010 Trinity Jazz festival with Nestor Torres and 2019 with Khruangbin & Leon Bridges
He has also recently recorded with locals Jose-Miguel project, James Wilhite, Carmeci, Erick Jaimes, the Grammy winning latin band La Mafia and most notably, Khruangbin.
Club gig in NYC w/ Max Marshall and Marcos Varela 2013
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