Minnesota Orchestra trumpeter Charles Lazarus performs Dance Honu, accompanied by Tommy Barbarella, Jeff Bailey and Craig Hara, in tpt‘s Studio A.
Charles Lazarus loves to improvise on his trumpet. A student of all types of music, Lazarus finds joy in composing and improvising, because he can mix together all the different styles he likes into one piece.
Lazarus studied at the Julliard School in New York City and made his Carnegie Hall debut at the age of 19. Currently a trumpet player in the Minnesota Orchestra, Lazarus has also played in various chamber, pop, and jazz ensembles as well as major symphonic orchestras. As a composer, he is best known for blending lounge/exotica and funk-fired jazz.