All About the Organ
featuring Brian Charette & Jordan Young
- $30 Assigned Rows 1-2
- $20 Assigned Rows 3-5
- $15 General Admission
- $5 Student
- Brian Charette, Hammond organ
- Jordan Young, drums
Join us for this special edition of "All About the Trio" featuring special guests organist Brian Charette and drummer Jordan Young. Take a behind-the-scenes look at the history of the organ in jazz as Charette and Young educate us in the fundamentals of jazz!
"Hammond B-3 organist Brian Charette weighs the ageless objective of soul-jazz with a trace of restless modernity."
- Nate Chinen, The New York Times
This performance is made possible through the generous support of the Don Chisholm Friends of Jazz at the Kerrytown Concert House.
New York City organist/pianist Brian Charette has established himself as a leading voice in modern jazz. Charette is a Grammy-nominated, Hammond-endorsed artist who was the winner of the 2014 Downbeat Critics’ Poll in the "Rising Star: Organ" category and has climbed to 4th place in The 2015 Critic's Poll in the main Organ category. This year Brian also won The Hot House Magazine Fan's Decision Jazz Award for Best Organist in New York and had three releases on the Jazz Week Top 20.
Charette was born in Meriden, Connecticut in 1972, and was introduced to music by his mother, Catherine. By the age of 17, he was playing with jazz luminaries Lou Donaldson and Houston Person. After graduating on the Dean's List from UConn in 1994 with a BA in Classical Piano Performance, Charette began touring Europe and was drawn to the culture and scene of Prague, Czech Republic, where he now works often.
Besides being a critically acclaimed composer and bandleader, Brian has worked with notable artists such as Joni Mitchell, Chaka Khan, Paul Simon, Cyndi Lauper, and many more. Charette is also an active author and educator, writing for Keyboard magazine, New York City Jazz Record, DownBeat, and the Czech magazine Muzikus. Brian teaches masterclasses all over the world and is on the faculty of the Czech Summer Jazz Workshop at Jesek Conservatory in Prague. His first book, 101 Hammond B3 Tips, was just released in fall 2014 through publisher Hal Leonard, and he has a popular instructional video on the website, mymusicmasterclass.com. Outside of music, Charette is passionate about chess and White Crane kung fu, in which he holds a black sash.
In the last 10 years drummer Jordan Young has been making a name for himself as one of the premier jazz drummers in New York City. He has performed and recorded as sideman for many top jazz artists such as Javon Jackson, Steve Wilson, Steve Nelson and Peter Bernstein to name a few. Jordan has recorded two albums as a leader. His debut recording aptly named "The Jordan Young Group" was self released in 2010, and "Cymbal Melodies" released on the Posi-Tone label in 2013. Both recordings met with critical acclaim. In addition, Jordan recently completed the Artist Diploma program at the prestigous Juilliard School. Currently, Jordan leads a successful organ trio that has toured internationally and performs steadily in and around the New York City area. He also continues to work as a sideman performing in some of New York City's most prestigious jazz venues such as Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, 55 Bar, Smoke Jazz and Supper Club and Smalls, for example. He also maintains an active private teaching studio.