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 ABOUT CHARNETT MOFFETT

VIDEO LINKS:  Charnett Solo at JazzAhead 2014   / NeTTwork Trio @ Birdland

Whether as the leader or in a supportive role, Charnett Moffett’s intense and energetic solos inspire audience ovations around the world.  Now touring with his acclaimed NeTTWork Trio, and also with his show stopping solo bass project, Solo Bass Works, Charnett’s astounding virtuosity and heartfelt approach to performing have made him a favorite at jazz festivals world wide.

Appearing on over 200 recordings, Charnett Moffett is a veritable bass legend and has one of the most distinguished careers in jazz. His father, Charles was the drummer for the late great Ornette Coleman, which led to Charnett being raised among jazz royalty and being exposed to adventurous musical sounds even from the womb which may explain his intense and relentless creativity.

Charnett, who was named after his father Charles and mentor to be, Ornett, later in life became a first call bassist for his legendary namesake, and remains today as one of the leading practitioners of Coleman’s famed Harmelodic philosophy of music making. Charnett brings Ornett’s philosophies to new generations by bringing a free jazz spirit to his own inventive (yet structured) music which includes elements of classic jazz, free jazz, bop, classical, world, rock, pop, trance and various indiginous sounds from around the globe. These many influences are reflected both in his group projects, and in his truly unique solo show “Solo Bass Works” in which he somehow manages to evoke all of these influences in a most musical manner from his solo bass in ways that mesmerizes audiences and defies expectations of what a bassist might achieve.  His relentless quest for expanding the limits of the bass have led and Jazziz Magazine to comment that he has ‘jaw dropping virtuosity”, and AllMusic.com to call him “one of the greatest bassists of the early 21st century.” 

Charnett first appeared on a recording at age seven with the Moffett Family Band.  At age 16 he attended Juilliard briefly and then left to join the Wynton Marsalis Quintet, kicking off a non-stop career working with innumerable icons of music including Art Blakey, Ornette Coleman, McCoy Tyner, Tony Williams, Dizzy Gillespie, Herbie Hancock, Dianne Reeves, Arturo Sandoval, Anita Baker, Stanley Jordan, Harry Connick Jr., David Sanborn, Branford Marsalis, Bette Midler, Melody Gardot and so many more. 

Charnett is on the Award-winning Motéma Music label where he has recored four albums since  2010, he also has recorded three albums for Blue Note, and six other albums under a variety of imprints.  He is available to teach workshops and to perform live.  

Publicity Contact: Jana La Sorte / jana@janlynpr.com / 347.726.8325

Booking Contact: The AMI Agency: Eric Addeo : eric@theAMIagency.com;  T: 212.260.2921  F: 646.219.3936