Charles Blenzig

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Charles Blenzig
Born The Bronx, New York, United States
Occupation(s) Pianist, composer, arranger, percussionist
Instruments Piano, percussion

Charles Blenzig (born August 12, 1958) is an American Jazz pianist, composer, arranger, producer, and educator.

In the mid 1980s Blenzig joined the Legendary Gil Evans Monday Night Orchestra that performed weekly at Sweet basil Jazz Club.

Blenzig has performed with Michael Brecker, Marcus Miller, Bill Evans (Saxophonist with Miles Davis), Hiram Bullock, Lew Soloff, Kenwood Dennard, Eddie Gomez, Dave Weckl, Joe Locke, Harvey Mason, Joe Beck, Italian rapper Jovanotti, and, among others.

Blenzig has been musical director for singer/songwriter Michael Franks since 1990, and for the late Latin Jazz Saxophonist Gato Barbieri. Blenzig has toured extensively throughout the world as a leader and sideman including South Africa, Indonesia, Thailand, Japan, Republic of Georgia, Europe and Korea.

Professor Blenzig is a member of the Purchase Conservatory Jazz Department faculty with John Faddis, Hal Galper, John Abercrombie and Todd Coolman.

Discography[edit]

  • It's About Time (Double-Time)
  • Pray / Jack Lee / JL music
  • New York Cats / Fabio Mogera / Alpha Music / 2014
  • A Kid’s Christmas - Julia Blenzig / K Records / 2013
  • Perfect Sky - JY Lee / Truespace Records / 2012
  • Just For The Record - Tom Kennedy / Tom Kennedy Music / 2012
  • Time Together - Michael Franks / Shanachie Records / 2011
  • Oh Yea - Jovanatti & Soleluna NY Lab / Verve / 2010
  • Turnaround - Michael Treni / recorded 2009/ label / Bell Productions / 2009
  • Detour - Jazz Composers Workshop Orchestra / recorded 2008
  • Sakura - Vinny Cutro / Royal Music Ensemble Records / recorded 2008
  • Strange Energies - Blenzig / Renzi / Villani / Callgola Records / 2007
  • Rendezvous In Rio - Michael Franks / Koch Records / 2006
  • Local Dialect - Jay Azzolina / Garagista Music / 2006
  • Asianergy - Jack Lee / Truspace Music / 2005
  • Wild - Terry Silverlight / Terry Silverlight Music / 2004
  • Watching The Snow - Michael Franks / Sleeping Gypsy Music, 2003
  • It’s About Time - Charles Blenzig / Double Time Records / 2003
  • Close Your Eyes - Mike Fahn / Sparky / Productions / 2002
  • The Spirit Within - Ricky Sebatian / STR Digital Records / 2002
  • New York Sketch - Jack Lee / TruSpace Music / 2001
  • Bewitching - Toku, SME Records / 2001
  • Past Tense - Jay Assolina / Doubletime Records /2000
  • A Jazz Noel - Various Artists / Windham Hill Jazz /1999
  • Barefoot on the Beach - Michael Franks / Windham Hill Jazz / 1999
  • Where My Heart Goes - Jack Lee / TruSpace / 1998
  • Certain Standards - Charles Blenzig / TruSpace / 1997
  • Walk Your Dogma - Mike Pope / Walk your Dogma Music / 1996
  • Live in Europe - Bill Evans / Lipstick / 1995
  • Gracefulee - Jack Lee / Polydor / 1994
  • Grove island - Takeshi Ito / East/West / 1994
  • Flight of the Spirit - Norman Headman / Monad / 1994
  • Say What You Mean - Charles Blenzig / Big World Music / 1993
  • Just Advance - Kenwood Denard / Big World Music / 1992
  • We Remember Pastorious - Compilation / Toshiba/EMI/EAU / 1991
  • Charles Blenzig - Charles Blenzig / Chase Music Group / 1989

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