Charlie Shoemake

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Charlie Shoemake
Birth nameCharles Edward Shoemake
Born (1937-07-27) July 27, 1937 (age 81)
Houston, Texas, U.S.
Occupation(s)Musician, educator
Years active1960s–present
LabelsMuse, Chase
Associated actsGeorge Shearing, Sandi Shoemake

Charlie Shoemake (born July 27, 1937, Houston, Texas) is an American jazz vibraphonist.[1] He played in George Shearing's Quintet for seven years, starting in 1967.[2] He also played vibes on the soundtrack of the Clint Eastwood film Bird.[3] He is the Director of the Central Coast Jazz Institute.[4] His wife Sandi Shoemake is a jazz singer and sings on many of his albums.[5]


  1. ^ Charlie Shoemake at Allmusic
  2. ^ "Arts Journal". Retrieved 27 February 2014.
  3. ^ "Stereophile". Retrieved 26 February 2014.
  4. ^ "CCJI". Retrieved 27 February 2014.
  5. ^ Ramsey, Doug (May 2003). "Charlie Shoemake: Good Vibes". JazzTimes. Retrieved 21 February 2014.

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