"Chuck lamb is a wonderful composer, arranger and pianist. His compositions have never failed to galvanize my spirit. His arrangements are well thought out and powerful. His virtuosic piano playing is matched by his wonderful improvisational creativity. Some of my most fulfilling music experiences have been with Jaco, Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter and Gil Evans and my experiences playing with Chuck have been no less exhilarating."
“In early 2014, I had the great pleasure of meeting, and working in Denver with amazing pianist Chuck Lamb. From the very first downbeat, it immediately was clear to me that he’s developed a unique approach, and has much talent not only for performing, but also as a composer.”
“A very proficient pianist and expert soloist. His original compositions are varied and exuberant. His work is exemplary.”
“Lamb’s mellow ‘Cool On The Coast’ - which opened with the pianist muting strings inside his instrument - perfectly suited the mood...”
“Chuck Lamb brings the audience to a standing ovation with the performance of his original composition ‘Prime Directive.’ His performance ignited the other musicians in his group.”
“Lamb sweeps together a stunningly comprehensive approach to the piano. He can play with the elegance of Teddy Wilson and positively roar with the most leonine gestures. We joked after the concert, ‘So this is the man that plays the universe!’ …No exaggeration really, for his technique is enormous and his imagination seems to know no bounds!”
“Chuck Lamb carries on Dave Brubeck’s legacy with style and grace.”
“Chuck Lamb has certainly done his musical homework and brings his own creative and fresh ideas to the beauty of improvisation.”
"Then came a beautiful arrangement [of Dave Brubeck’s] 'In Your Own Sweet Way' and it became evident that Lamb has absorbed the Brubeck style so that, if you closed your eyes, you thought you heard Dave's distinctive touch."
Chuck Lamb, who has been a member of the Brubeck Brothers Quartet since 2002, is not only an exciting and emotive pianist in his own right, but also a prolific composer of jazz, fusion, classical and world music. Most recently, Chuck and his band have released a CD of his original “acoustic fusion” music, titled “North By Northeast.” The CD has been receiving airplay on major jazz stations and garnering new fans and rave reviews worldwide.
Chuck also recently signed with the international booking agency, JWP (JWP Agency/Chuck Lamb).
As part of the Brubeck Brothers Quartet and with his own groups, Chuck has performed at numerous renowned venues around the world, including…
Chuck began his professional music career at the age of 10, playing drums and percussion in Upstate New York. At 15, Chuck switched to piano and began composing his own music. Several years later, Chuck co-founded the exciting jazz fusion group, “Dry Jack,” which Rolling Stone History of Music cited as one of the premiere, cutting edge fusion bands of the electric jazz movement. With Chuck’s original compositions, Dry Jack released two enthusiastically received albums for the Inner City label, toured extensively and received global recognition. The group shared the stage with many musical greats, including Ray Charles, Pat Metheny, Freddie Hubbard and McCoy Tyner.
In more recent collaborations, Chuck has released a number of highly acclaimed CDs and has played with many renowned artists, including Dave Brubeck, Bela Fleck, Larry Coryell, the Woody Herman Orchestra, Peter Frampton, David Benoit, Ernestine Anderson, Eddie Daniels, Dave Holland, “Cream” drummer Ginger Baker, Bennie Maupin (Herbie Hancock), Kenwood Dennard, Richie Cole, Terell Stafford, Ernie Watts and principal members of the Philadelphia Orchestra, Detroit Symphony and Albany Symphony.
Chuck has also written or co-written a number of commissioned musical works for film, television, dance, fashion and theater, including works for Crestone Films; Electric City Couture (featuring Petia Kassarova, cellist with Grammy-winning Albany Symphony Orchestra); Nacre Dance Company and more.
On a personal note, Chuck had the honor of becoming good friends with the legendary Dave Brubeck and Chuck’s CD tribute to Dave (“Lambinizations II: A Tribute to Dave Brubeck”) brought enthusiastic accolades from the maestro (see quote above).
In addition to being a professional touring musician and prolific composer, Chuck is also an accomplished and creative music educator. He has taught workshops and clinics across the United States, as well as in Japan, Singapore and Russia, where he taught a class in composition and improvisation to students from ages 6-70 and enjoyed the novel experience of teaching the entire class via a Russian translator.
For more information and booking, please visit www.chucklambmusic.com and contact the JWP Agency (firstname.lastname@example.org; 941-870-9792). For direct contact with the artist, email email@example.com.