Charles Lazarus plays trumpet both in a symphony orchestra and in his own jazz band. He likes different types of music and prefers to think of the music as the same 12 notes, just in different forms. Does what you like to do have different styles? Do you like to do more than one of these styles? Besides being from Minnesota – how does Lazarus contribute or interact with the Minnesota arts scene? What was Lazarus’ inspiration to begin in music?

In his Jazz band, Lazarus mixes hula music with chant rhythms. What types of music do you think would mix well together? Can you create your own mash-up?