Charles Bergeron


Charles Bergeron has been playing music professionally for almost four decades and has performed, toured, or recorded in multiple musical styles music on six continents. Fifteen years of his professional career were spent in New York City, giving him the opportunity to work with Stan Getz, Randy Brecker, Dave Grusin, James Moody, John Abercrombie, Joey Calderazzo, Larry Coryell, Dave Weckl, Ronnie Cuber, Ed Shaughnessy, Art Lande, Rick Margitza, Jeff Hamilton, Dave Stryker, Dennis Mackrel, John Fedchock, Peter Erskine, Charles Pillow, Adam Nussbaum, Red Holloway, Andy Laverne, Allen Farnham, Stanley Jordan, and Bob Moses, among others. He is also a proud alumnus of both the Woody Herman and Buddy Rich big bands.

A year before moving to Miami, Bergeron began a seven-year period as bassist and later musical director for Warner Bros. vocalist Kevin Mahogany. He then toured with 10-time Grammy-winning trumpeter Arturo Sandoval. After settling in Miami, he has performed with a host of jazz luminaries, including Tom Scott, Wycliffe Gordon, Shelly Berg, Brian Lynch, Tom Harrell, Phil Markowitz, Don Friedman, Eric Alexander, Joe LaBarbera, Houston Person, Ira Sullivan, Jimmy Greene, Joshua Breakstone, Gregg Field, Dena DeRose, Steve Houghton, Claudio Roditi, Dave Tull, Terell Stafford, Richie Cole, Russell Malone, Carmen Lundy, Bill Mays, Ken Peplowski, Don Braden, Lew Tabakin, Orrin Evans, Matt Wilson, and Elvis Costello.

Throughout his career, Bergeron has accompanied many of the premier vocalists in the musical community. A partial list includes the great Joe Williams, Patti Austin, Freddie Cole, Anita O’Day, Tierney Sutton, Janis Siegel and Cheryl Bentyne from the Manhattan Transfer, Monica Mancini, Jack Jones, Marilyn Maye, Carmen Lundy, Debbie Boone, Niki Harris, Karrin Allyson, Jackie Ryan, Tony DeSare, Jamie Davis, Michael Feinstein, The Pointer Sisters, Nancy King, Freda Payne, Pete McGuiness, Carmen Bradford, Nicky Yarling, Cyrille Aimee, Hilary Kole, Jazzmeia Horn, and Sheila Jordan.

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