Soulful, Smooth & Professional...
The Steven Charles Band, featuring Steven on flute, saxophones, wind synthesizer, percussion & vocals, blends soul, pop, funk, blues, & new age, all with a jazz flair & strong elements of personal improvisational expression.
Originally from Chicago's south side, he has performed with an array of well-known artists, representing a broad musical spectrum. Such greats as George Benson, Marvin Gaye, Jr. Wells, Otis Rush, Stephen Stills, Mick Fleetwood, Jonn Serrie, Elvin Bishop, & groups like The Neville Brothers, Indigo Girls, & members of Santana, Sly & the Family Stone, EW&F, etc...
The band has opened concerts for Chicago, Joe Sample, Bruce Hornsby, Bob James, Taj Mahal, Marcus Miller, Jeffery Osborne, Esperanza Spalding, Wayne Shorter, and many others, as well as performing at the last Crater Festival, inside Diamond Head, Hawaii.
In Atlanta, the Steven Charles Band has been featured at The Atlanta Jazz Festival, The Trumpet Awards, "Kingfest" at The Martin Luther King Jr. Center, Taste of Atlanta, PGA National Championship Awards, SCLC's 50th Anniversary Gala, feat. Barack Obama, DeKalb County Jazz Festival, Centennial Olympic Park, & even a solo National Anthem performance at a Falcons-49ers Monday Night Football game inside the Georgia Dome.
Employing only the best of Atlanta's resident world class musicians, every event, no matter how big or small, is a "mission to please". The sophistication, smooth professionalism, and heartfelt presentation of the music, has endeared the group to audiences of all ages & backgrounds. Whether an intimate supper club, or before a stadium crowd of thousands, The Steven Charles Band delivers the goods.
For those times a band might be too much, but canned music not classy enough, and a professionally performed mix of jazz, perfect for creating just the right ambiance at your reception, party, or event, is desired, call on Steven Charles. Specializing in a warm, full-sound, yet with only a duo, trio, or even solo, you can pass on a DJ, while not having to deal with the space, volume, & budget of a larger band.
Reginald Ward (Guitars/Vocals),
Allen Cook (Keyboards/Vocals),
Jefwah Vaughn (Percussion/Vocals)