Our Featured Artist this month is Charles Greene! He is a Pianist, Keyboardist, Composer, and Producer.
This highly intuitive musician was born in Detroit and grew up on the West side, where his love affair with the piano began as soon as he could crawl up on the bench. He was steeped in old-school gospel, blues, and R&B as a child, and then spent his teen years studying the recordings of the masters of Jazz, leading his own band (Jazz Prophets), and sneaking into the bars and lounges of the Motor City to listen and learn from the older musicians.
While in high school, he was lucky enough to meet John Coltrane and Thelonious Monk backstage at Cobo Arena in Detroit (1966).
He has toured on keyboards with several Motown acts (the Spinners, Four Tops, and Jimmy Ruffin), and has also worked with Vic Damone, Richard "Groove" Holmes, Ernestine Anderson, Laura Lee, Marcus Belgrave, Jerald Daemyon, and many other artists. Keep listening for Charles Greene on 96.9 The Oasis!