Real-world Continued self study and research.
Professional Diploma arranging, composition and orchestrating major. Private study with Herb Pomeroy (arranging/comp) Madame Chaloff, Jaki Byard and Ray Santisi piano.
Two semesters private piano with Pete Saitta.
Private piano studies.
Started studying/teaching piano at fifteen years old. Figured out the basics, after learning what my mother knew about natural notes and the "G" clef. Was fumbling through some old, even then, SATB pieces before starting with first teacher.
Extensive experience in a number of different jazz styles, types of music and situations.
Osmosis a nationally headed jazz/rock group, performed in various concerts and clubs through out New England, Chicago and New York City.
"1970" Playmate Bunny Pageant of the year. with David Steinberg, Tiny Tim, the Fillmore East light Show. Multi-media at it's best.RCA Victor, New York, City
Recorded "Osmosis" album.Village Vanguard, New York, City
Featured with Billy Cobham group.Boston Tea Party, Kenmore Sq. Ma.
Opening act for Miles Davis.Boston Arena, Boston, Ma.
Opening act for Ike and Tina Turner.Northern Essex Community College, Haverhill, Ma.
In concert with J. Giles Blues Band."Summer Thing", Boston, Ma.
Series of concerts in Boston area.
Jazz Is: Concerts and Jams: The Jazz Is Trio with Charlie Bechler (Acoustic piano), Steve Grover (drums), either Ben Street, John Hunter or Jim Lydon (bass), augmented by either Rusty Quinn, Tom Patton, Rich Hollis or Al Delgado (drums), either Randy Whitman or Greg Whittaker (bass), and loads of musicians of ages ranging from 'teens to 80s.
Jazz Is Jams each month.
Solo Jazz Piano - Creating the same atmosphere as below and an afternoon of jazz, each month.
Solo Jazz Piano - Creating a successful ambience for the right blend of listening and dining.
Jazz Is: the 'Hog, Bog, Traffic, Strawberry through to the Bluesberry and Cranberry Jam.
Tom Hoffman and Brad Terry
Marguerite Jueneman and Dave Demsey
Laurel Masse (vocals).
Rick Dostie Trio with Nell Wade Charlie Bechler Trio.
Concert of all original acoustic and synthesized music and one of jazz standards.
Mid-Coast Art's and Media opening. With Berklee College's Music Professors Greg Badolato and Jeff Stout, group "Fringe's" John Lockwood and Bob Gilardi, and Rockport Maine's own, the late great Dick Cash.
The Mid-Coast Art's and Media informal opening. With Dick Biscornet, the late Frank Fuller and Dick Cash.
"Jazz Day" concerts each year, with guest artists Herb Pomeroy, Paul Fontaine, Ike Roberts, Jim Cameron and Les Ramsey.Sandy's Jazz Revival, Beverly, Ma.
House pianist for jazz stars including Carole Leigh formerly of the "Chicago Salty Dogs" and Wild Bill Davison.
Various clubs and colleges through out New England. with Jim Cameron or Terry Keefe (sax).
Pianist for Slide Hampton's House band with quest artists: Junior Cook, Charlie Persop, Bennie Green, Curtis Fuller and others.
Bobby Hackett and quest artists : Cutty Cutshall (trombone), Eddie Condon (banjo), Pee Wee Russell (clarinet) and Dave McKenna intermission pianist.
The Disciples With Buzz Saviano (guitar), Mickey (Julian) Jay (drums). A jazz organ trio clone of the more famous ones: Milt Buckner, Jimmy Smith, Johnny Hammond Smith, Larry Young and others.
Rod Bridges band with either Jimmy Zitano, Tony Williams, Bobby Clark or Don McBride (drums)
Solo Jazz piano and wednesday night pianist for the Jazz Workshop band.Storyville, Copley Sq., Boston, Ma.
Pianist/arranger for small and big band
Have taught from ages four to eighty. Students have studied piano, harmony, theory, arranging, composition, orchestrating, chord- progressions, song writing, and applied playing.
Keyboard/Piano, theory/harmony instruction for all age groups, styles and instruments. Music coaching for various band members and musician friends, who needed or need to pick a brain.
Keyboard and Music instructor for the Dr. Music program
While Musical Director provided music lectures to members of the group and interested others.
Directed, small and big band Jazz Workshops.
For more information, please contact:
Charlie Bechler 968 Backcove Rd. Waldoboro, ME 04572 1-207-832-6806
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