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Charles Unger- The Unger Experience

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Known for his exuberant style and talent, and for a stage show that is unforgettable, Charles is an innovator in the genres of Jazz, R&B and World Beat. Playing alto, tenor and soprano saxophones, he was deeply influenced by the seminal works of artists such as Coleman Hawkins, John Coltrane, Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis, Grover Washington, Kenny Garrett and Lester Young, but has also drawn on a lifetime of experience playing with top level musicians the world over. Charles brings an undeniable sense of joy to his performances, with a smile that welcomes even the most recalcitrant listeners to the party, then proceeds to open avenues of music that are enjoyable for the uninitiated and the aficionado alike.

He has played San Francisco’s Les Joulins Jazz Bistro for nineteen years, leading a band that on select nights, includes his wife Valencia on vocals. A regular performer at various San Francisco clubs such as the Sheba Lounge, Rasselas, Yoshi’s San Francisco, Intercontinental Hotel San Francisco, 57th Street Gallery in Oakland and many others.

During the last three summers, Charles Unger Experience has performed in Sweden at the Gothenburg Cultural Festival, in Båstad and at the Kristianstad/Åhus Jazz Festival. He has also performed with the Swedish group Wavemakers in the musical “A Dream of a Better Life” at multiple locations. During the summer of 2011, Charles toured Europe for the first time since 2005, and performed in Sweden, Copenhagen, Amsterdam, Paris and in the South of France.

“A great player who loves what he is doing. Music for him is a spiritual mission and a quest for a kind of secular redemption that he has pursued since he was a child — one that sustains him and has brought him a wealth of knowledge and experience.” – The New Fillmore – May 1, 2011

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