When a smooth & soulful, professionally performed mix of jazz, perfect for creating just the right ambiance at your reception, party, or event, is your goal, call on Steven Charles. Playing tenor, soprano, & alto saxes, flute, wind synth, Saxello, & some vocals, he, along with some of Atlanta's finest world class musicians, can provide what you need.
Specializing in a warm, full-sound, yet with only a duo or trio (even solo), you can pass on a dj, yet not have to deal with the logistics of a larger band. Of course, with our 20+ years of concert & festival experience, a larger ensemble is readily available, as well.
He & the group blend Soul, Pop, Funk, Blues, Ambient, Latin , & New Age, all with a jazz flair & strong elements of personal improvisational expression.
In every configuration, from solo, duo or trio, on up to 8 pieces or more, they come with a broad palette of jazz flavours, always authentic, smooth, soulful & professionally presented... Whether it's The Steven Charles Band, Duo,Trio, or even solo, they always deliver the goods!
The Steven Charles Band has been featured at The Atlanta Jazz Festival, “Kingfest” at The Martin Luther King Jr. Center, Taste of Atlanta, The PGA National Championship Awards Ceremony, DeKalb County Jazz Festival, The Trumpet Awards, Centennial Olympic Park, The SCLC 50th Anniversary Banquet (w/Barack Obama), & even a solo National Anthem performance at a Falcons-49ers Monday Night Football game inside the Georgia Dome.
Steven has opened shows for Chicago, Bob James, McCoy Tyner, Joe Sample, Wayne Shorter, Alex Bugnon, Warren Hill, The Pointer Sisters, Manhattans, etc., etc... The group is also a favorite for corporate events, conventions, banquets, etc, & have a long list of satisfied Fortune 500 clients, including MIcrosoft, Pfizer, Raytheon, Phillip Morris, Coca Cola, AT&T, GE, Turner, UAL, Lucent, etc, etc.....
While mainly working in the genre of "Jazz", he's been all over the musical map, from concerts & recordings with Space Music artist Jonn Serrie, to performing &/or jamming with many great artists, from Otis Rush & Junior Wells, to Stephen Stills, Mick Fleetwood, the Neville Bros., Indigo Girls, Elvin Bishop, and even playing one magical night in Lahaina, Maui, with Dr. Lonnie Smith, George Benson, & Marvin Gaye, all onstage & jamming...
And for those occasions when a band is too much, and canned music not classy enough, The Steven Charles Duo (or even solo) is the perfect complement to any business or social get-together. With a synergistic blend of "virtual supporting musicians" plus the live energy & sounds of Steven & guitarist Reginald Ward, you'll have a high-quality & full-sounding musical presentation, without requiring as much space or cost as a larger combo.
Employing only the best of Atlanta's resident world class musicians, every event, no matter how big or small, theirs is a "mission to please". The sophistication, smooth professionalism, and heartfelt presentation of the music, has endeared the group to audiences of all ages & backgrounds. Whether an intimate supper club, or before a stadium crowd of thousands, The Steven Charles Band gets the job done!