Charles recently joined ranks with Tropicoso after residing at the top of our sub list. A much welcome addition to our horn section, he also performs with the Cincinnati Contemporary Jazz Orchestra, The Cincy Brass and the Society Jazz Orchestra. Charles has also performed locally with the Blue Wisp Big Band, Carmen Deleone and the New Studio Big Band and the Swingtime Big Band. Some other artists he has shared the stage with include Frank Sinatra, Jr., Frankie Avalon, Bobby Rydell and Lou Ritchie. A Cincinnati native, Charles is presently pursuing a Bachelors Degree in Music Education from the University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music, and plans to graduate in 2015. He teaches locally at Music Makers in Mt. Washington.