LA native Charles Turner is a vocalist who recently placed first in the 1st Annual Duke Ellington Vocal Competition held in New York and he is taking the jazz scene by storm. He also won Best Jazz Vocalist at the Monterey Jazz Festival and was a finalist at the esteemed Shure Montreux Jazz Festival’s vocal competition. He has performed with Bobby McFerrin, as well as with Terri Lyne Carrington, Dave Samuels, Dee Dee Bridgewater, and Joanne Brackeen.
As part of Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead program, he worked with Jason Moran, Craig Handy, Marc Cary, and performed at the Kennedy Center. His is featured on the acclaimed new Ulysses Owens album and is one of the vocalists you don’t want to miss.