Avery Sharpe & Chuck Langford
October 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Avery Sharpe & Charles Langford
October 30th, 2021
Chuck Langford was born in Texarkana, Texas and moved to Massachusetts with my family, where He grew up in a home immersed in music, and began playing music professionally at the age of 14. He then continued studying music in college, receiving a Bachelor’s Degree from The University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Music is and always has been Chuck’s passion, and it is his honor to share this with you.
Bassist Avery Sharpe was born in Valdosta, Georgia and his first instrument was the piano. He studied economics at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA., while he played electric bass in gospel, funk, and rock groups.
With encouragement from renowned bassist Reggie Workman, he learned acoustic bass and soon was performing with Archie Shepp and Art Blakey. In 1980, Sharpe won a spot in McCoy Tyner’s group and worked with him for the next 20 plus years, playing hundreds of gigs worldwide and appearing on more than 20 recordings with Tyner.
Sharpe’s credits also include sideman stints and recordings with jazz greats like Dizzy Gillespie, Wynton Marsales, Yusef Lateef, Bobby McFerrin, Pat Metheny Billy Taylor. and many more. His first recording as a leader was the 1988 album Unspoken Words on Sunnyside Records.