Charles Kynard

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Charles Kynard (20 February 1933–8 July 1979) was an American soul jazz/acid jazz organist born in St. Louis, Missouri.[1]

Kynard first played piano then switched to organ and led a trio in Kansas City including Tex Johnson (flute, sax) and Leroy Anderson (drums). In 1963, he settled to Los Angeles and his band featured guitarists Cal Green and Ray Crawford, drummer Johnny Kirkwood.


As leader[edit]

As sideman[edit]

With Les McCann

With Blue Mitchell

With Sonny Stitt


  1. ^ Nastos, Michael G.; Michael Erlewine. "Charles Kynard Biography". Allmusic. Retrieved 2007-06-23.