Charlie Rhyner is a New York area musician and music educator and has been playing music since age 13. He graduated from Emory University with a BA music performance, studying classical and jazz guitar. He then moved to NYC and attended Teachers College Columbia University, graduating with a MA in music education. He performs in and around New York City in a variety of jazz ensembles.
He has created and led several bands in Atlanta, GA and NYC, including We Fly Standby and The Sounds That Machines Make, writing, producing, and recording several albums with each group. His bands have played nationally and were active in the Southeast and NYC.
In 2009, he collaborated with experimental composer Rhys Chatham for the performance of A Crimson Grail at Lincoln Center during the Wordless Music Festival. A recording of this concert was released on Nonesuch Records.
He has been fortunate enough to have worked with and taken lessons from many great musicians, including Dr. Gary Motley, Jay Azzolina, Adam Rogers, Brian Luckett, Sharon Isbin, Rhys Chatham, Dave Franckenpohl, Jon Hendricks, and more.
Charlie teaches music in Westchester County and is an active performing musician.
His most recent CD, Kinhin (2017), includes Joe Izzo on drums and Joe Beerman on bass, and features 7 original compositions and 1 jazz standard.
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