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Charnett Moffett

1967 -

Origin: United States

Main instrument: Bass/double bass/cello

Genre: Jazz

Now considered one of the greatest bassists of the 21st century, Charnett Moffet is renowned for his virtuosity and brilliant soloing on electric and acoustic bass. His style: a self-assured sound bridging classic jazz, free jazz and bop, all the way to classical music, rock, pop, trance and world music, with the virtuoso pushing his instrument beyond its known limits. The son of Ornette Coleman’s drummer (his name is a contraction of his father’s name, Charles, and his mentor’s, Ornette), he was raised in the upper echelons of the jazz sphere and saw his career lift off in his late teens. He has collaborated with a compendium of the greatest names in jazz, including Art Blakey, Ornette Coleman, Dizzy Gillespie, Herbie Hancock, Dianne Reeves, Stanley Jordan, Branford and Wynton Marsalis, Melody Gardot and McCoy Tyner. A member of the Manhattan Jazz Quintet, the Moffett Family Band and the McCoy Tyner Trio, the veteran soloist and composer has left his mark on over 200 recordings and released fifty albums under his own name, as bandleader or soloist, from Beauty Within, released in 1987 on Blue Note, to The Bridge, his debut solo effort in 2013. His latest project, NeTTwork, gathers the talents of longtime friends Moffett, Stanley Jordan and Charles ‘Tain’ Watts, each of them a master on his chosen instrument.

1991 Courtney Pine Group Thursday, July 4, 1991 at 6 p.m.
Spectrum de Montréal
1995 Peter Erskine Trio with John Taylor and Palle Danielsson / Charnett Moffett Trio Thursday, July 6, 1995 at 6 p.m.
Théâtre Maisonneuve
Sonny Simmons Trio with Charnett Moffett Thursday, July 6, 1995 at 10 p.m.
Salle Le Gesù
2006 McCoy Tyner Septet - The Story of Impulse! Records Sunday, July 2, 2006 at 6 p.m.
Théâtre Maisonneuve - PdA
2014 Charnett Moffett Solo Thursday, July 3, 2014 at 9 p.m.
L'Astral (Maison du Festival Rio Tinto Alcan)
2015 NeTTwork with Charnett Moffett, Stanley Jordan and Jeff ‘‘Tain’’ Watts Friday, June 26, 2015 at 10:30 p.m.
Gesù — Centre de créativité

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