Light a candle, uncork your favorite wine, and let your heart be moved by the refreshing sounds of Charley Langer. Although he affectionately refers to his debut full length independent recording, Never The Same, as “an art project," there’s no doubt about the Northern California based saxophonist’s mainstream potential and ability to connect with contemporary jazz fans around the world.

Charley incorporates everything from smooth contemporary jazz to rock/fusion, old school soul/jazz, Latin, and straight ahead/swing. The result is best described as intelligent smooth jazz – think Phil Woods meets Boney James. The title track everyone is hearing on The Weather Channel and smooth jazz radio is great, but just scratches the surface of Langer’s many musical muses. Let’s hope he does another “little art project” soon. All contemporary jazz should be this exciting.

On Stage

Langer’s live performances have included many different genres over the years, reflecting the unique array of styles he plays on his alto and soprano saxes. Early in his musical career, he performed with Southern California area orchestras and with such notables as Morton Gould, John Adams, and Zita Carno. Today, you are more likely to hear him in a popular music or jazz setting. Regardless of the style or occasion, Charley is experienced and impeccably professional. He has a warm and entertaining personality, and people love his performances. He is now booking dates to perform his own music as part of a duo with guitarist Kurt Shiflet. A five piece band is available for larger venues. Please SUBMIT BOOKING INQUIRIES HERE.

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Notable Past Performances

Sacramento Jazz Festival - Sacramento, CA
Kobra Crush 29 Art & Wine Festival - Roseville, CA
Best of Sacramento Awards - Sacramento, CA
Art & Wine Affaire - El Dorado Hills, CA
Naggiar Vineyards & Winery - Grass Valley, CA
El Dorado Art & Wine Festival - Placerville, CA
Harrah's Reno - Reno, NV
David Girard Vineyards - Placerville, CA
Crystal Bay Casino - Crystal Bay, NV
Evening In Art - El Dorado Hills, CA
Orchard Creek Amphitheatre - Lincoln Hills, CA
Grass Valley Center for the Arts - Grass Valley, CA
Brentwood Corn Festival - Brentwood, CA
Harrah's Tahoe - Tahoe, CA
Sutter Creek Theatre - Sutter Creek, CA
Blue Goose Theatre - Loomis, CA
City of Auburn's Summer Concert Series - Auburn, CA
Crest Theatre - Sacramento, CA
Feather Falls Casino - Oroville, CA
Garbeau's Dinner Theatre - Rancho Cordova, CA
Harlow's Restaurant & Nightclub - Sacramento, CA
Rancho Murieta Outdoor Music Series - Rancho Murieta, CA
Colusa Casino Resort - Colusa, CA
Rocklin Jubilee - Rocklin, CA
Black Oak Casino - Sonora, CA



Full EPK and Bio (editable text .pdf)

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Duo Stage Plot

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