Charlie Young, Associate Professor
Coordinator of Jazz Studies Programs
Room LVC 3033
Charlie Young, Lecturer (Saxophone), multi-instrumentalist, is a native of Norfolk, VA. Presently, he resides in Washington, DC, where he is Professor of Saxophone. As a regularly featured member of the Duke Ellington Orchestra since 1988, Mr. Young has completed numerous International Tours. Having performed in Europe and the U.S. with his own jazz quintet, he was invited to perform at the first annual San Remo (Italy) Jazz Festival as Musical Ambassador for Washington, DC. In 1995, Young became a member of the Smithsonian Museum's Jazz Masterworks Orchestra, an ensemble dedicated to the preservation of American classical music.
Among his many T.V., radio and concert appearances, Mr. Young has been a featured soloist with The National Symphony Orchestra, The West End Chamber Orchestra, The U.S. Navy Band, Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra, The Virginia Beach Symphony Orchestra, The William and Mary College Concert Band and others. Mr. Young has recorded with the Count Basie Orchestra, East Coast Saxophone Quartet, The High Time Octet, Young/Williams Quintet, Duke Ellington Orchestra, and the Bobby Thomas Band.
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