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 is currently working on his first album. 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 American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) Award for his songwriting skills. In addition to his own body of work as a solo artist, he has written and composed songs for other artists, television projects, and films, including MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry.
Charles has 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. In addition to private events and galas, Charles has also performed at several prestigious venues in New York City including the Lincoln Center.
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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