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Charlie attended the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire where he studied Jazz Piano and Composition. He graduated from the Conservatoire in 2017 with first class honours while also winning the Composition Prize (2016), Jazz Performance Prize and Deans’ Award for Exceptional Achievement (2017). He was a chair holder with both the Midland and National Youth Jazz Orchestra's.

Charlie is a multi-award-winning composer and arranger. After releasing his debut album 'Silhouettes', he was awarded the Dankworth Award for Jazz Composition. This was followed by the Eddie Harvey Arranger of The Year Award 2021 and then a prestigious Ivor Novello Award. His music has been played in venues all around the country and on BBC 4, BBC Radio 3 and Jazz FM.  He spent a year as the composer-in-residence of the National Youth Jazz Orchestra, and has become a frequent guest conductor, composer and arranger with the ensembles all over Europe, most notably the NDR Big Band. Elsewhere, Charlie continues to write music for television and media and work as a pianist, with performances all over Europe and live on BBC2. 

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