Charles Duke bio:
Charles Duke is an award-winning singer-songwriter, classically trained pianist, composer, arranger, and music director. As a solo artist, he has released four EPs and most recently his first album “The Orchid Room”. Inspired by songwriters ranging from Cole Porter to Ashford & Simpson, his music and compositions fuse jazz, soul, pop, and classical music elements and his songwriting is influenced by the human experience.
In 2016, Charles was awarded the “Reach Out And Touch” American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) Foundation Award for his songwriting skills in honor of Nick Ashford from legendary songwriting duo Ashford & Simpson. In addition to his own body of work as a solo artist, he has written and composed songs for other artists, television projects, and award-winning films, including MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry.
Charles has performed private events for artist Adele, actress Cicely Tyson’s historic Oscar ceremony, politicians Maxine Waters and members of the National Black Caucus, and galas for Fortune 500 companies and non-profit organizations. He’s performed in the Off-Broadway production of Sleep No More and the New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU) annual Broadway Stands Up for Freedom benefit concert. Charles has held residencies at the Waldorf Astoria, Innside by Melia, Robert Restaurant, the Plaza Hotel, and other locations throughout Manhattan including the Lincoln Center.
His new debut album ‘The Orchid Room’ is now available on all major digital platforms. It is a sensual intimate conversation about love and relationships.
Charles is a native of Atlanta, GA, who graduated from the University of Miami and studied at the Frost School of Music. He currently resides in Harlem, NY.
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