Born in Hueytown, Alabama, Charles began playing the saxophone at the age of twelve. Two years later at the age of fourteen, his unique skills and passion for music opened the door of opportunity for him to begin playing at the Hopewell Baptist Church in Wylam, Alabama. Charles quickly became one of Birmingham’s most sought after saxophonists. His musical influence and style are attributed to the likes of Grover Washington Jr., Cannonball Adderly, Kirk Whalum and Gerald Albright. However, his music carries a distinction that is like no other.
In the year 2001, Charles moved to the music city of Nashville, Tennessee where he quickly became engaged with some of the industry’s most elite artists. Charles’ studio sessions with countless artists attributed to projects with notable artists such as Bernard Harris, Kirk Whalum, Marion Meadows and Kevin Whalum.
Charles has opened for Smokie Norful and Donnie McClurkin. His name remains on the lips of many artists across the country. He is one of the featured artists at the bi-annual Kingdom Global World Connect Conference as well as the K-Love Cruise. Charles’ career has catapulted to amazing heights.
His debut project is “Life Changing: A Journey Called Grace”. Charles’ purpose is to share his gift with as many people as possible. In his own words, Charles declares “My wish is that God will allow my music to bless communities and nations”.