A child prodigy, Charlie Harringtonhas played drums since the age of 5 and performed professionally since the age of 15. He studied with and became the protege of jazz drumming legend Ray Bauduc. Charlie later studied with classical percussionist Tim Tull.
In addition to leading his own band, Charlie Harrington and the Jazz ExpressTM, he has shared the stage with such luminaries as Woody Herman, Freddie Green, Stan Mark, Kirk Whalum, Larry Coryell, Kurt Elling, John Scofield, Benny Golson, Barbra Streisand, Dave Brubeck, Richie Cole, Tony Bennett, Ira Sullivan, Carly Simon, Ari Brown, Junko Onishi, and Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson. His blues playing credits include sharing the stage with Joe "Guitar" Hughes and Stevie Ray Vaughan.
An inventive, highly skilled, and versatile performer, Charlie is comfortable in everything from trio and small group settings to big band ensembles. He's known for sophisticated rhythms, distinctive accompaniment, and powerful solos.