SF Latin Jazz
Vibraphonist - Keyboardist - Drummer - Percussionist, Arranger and Composer a man totally dedicated to his art.
Currently promoting his recent CD release "Charlie Barreda SF Latin Jazz".
A reflection of the San Francisco Bay Area Latin musical experience, influenced by Brazilian and Afro Cuban Rhythms and the likes of Cal Tjader, Carlos Santana, Pete Escobedo, Tito Puente, Airto Moreira and many more.
This is Charlie's first appearance in the East Coast. CD release celebration begun in October of 2011 in Lima - Peru, at premier Jazz club "Cocodrilo Verde" and continued in the SF Bay Area.
Charlie's musical career started at the early age of twelve in his native Peru; where he played, recorded and toured with several of the well known Rock and R&B bands ( Los Shain's, The Pepper Smelter, The Vips, Los Belkings, The Telegraph, Dr.Wheat, Richie Zellon Blues Band, and Catharsis ).
His formal training began in San Francisco - California at the Music & Arts Institute of San Francisco, where he studied classical percussion with Jack Van Der Wyck.
He obtained a Masters Degree in Percussion and taught at the institute until 1988 when it closed.
Since moving to San Francisco, Charles has performed and recorded with many of the SF Bay Area well known musicians and groups.
Among them: Carl Perazzo (currently with Santana), Pete Escobedo, The Cal Tjader Rhythm Section: Mark Levine (piano), Rob Fisher (bass), Vince Lateano (drums),Willy T. Colon (congas); Jules Broussard, E.W.Weinwright (African Roots of Jazz), George Cables, Tony Menjivar (Malo, Angela Bofil), Leo Rosales (Malo), Chalo Eduardo (perc.Sergio Mendez), David Rokeach (drums - Ray Charles), Orestes Vilato (Fania All Stars, Ray Barreto, Santana), Louie Romero (Willie Colon), Abel Figueroa (trb.Sonora Poncena, Santana), Tito Garcia y Orquesta Intenacional, Pepe y su Orquesta, Safari,, Classax, Sky Blue Waters, etc...
Charlie is a well regarded band leader, sideman and producer for music projects (currently producing 4th CD for steel drummer Patrick Prescod from Trinidad - Tobago).