Drummer and arranger available for work in and around the Metro Atlanta area. 25+ years of drumming experience. 5+ years of arranging experience. Reliable transportation, and professional equipment. Berklee College of Music alum.
Price Range: Contact for rates
What to Expect
If you hire me to play an event, you can expect me to arrive early, dressed appropriately, prepared, and with all of my equipment. You can expect a willing attitude, a cheerful demeanor, and you can expect me to play to the very best of my ability.
If you hire me to write or arrange music, you can expect it to be completed on time, with the full extent of my abilities, and knowledge applied to your project.
Charles Nesbitt is a native of Jonesboro, GA, and has been playing music since the age of five. He began with piano, and added trumpet, and drums in middle school. He’s a graduate of Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts, with a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education.
Charles currently serves as the Minister of Music at Providence Baptist Church in College Park, GA, and can be found performing in and around the Metro Atlanta area, as well as teaching private lessons in the Peachtree City area.
Charles resides in Tyrone, GA, where he and his wife, Kyana, have one daughter, Aslan.
Influences & Inspiration
My list of influences could take a long time!
Vinnie Colaiuta, Steve Ferrone, Steve Gadd, Ricky Lawson, Jeff Porcaro, Brian Blade, Greg Hutchinson, Chris Dave, Jojo Mayer, Kendrick Scott, Eric Harland, Bill Stewart, Benny Greb...
Herbie Hancock, Bill Evans, Michel Camilo, Peter Martin, Ted Howe
Darrell Freeman, Nathan East, Marcus Miller, Sting, Chuck Rainey, Baron Brown, Jaco, Michael League
Roy Hargrove, Nicholas Payton, Miles Davis, Lee Morgan, Kenny Garrett, Joshua Redman, John Coltrane, Myron Walden, Wynton Marsalis
Ted Howe, Duke Ellington, Sammy Nestico, Nelson Riddle, Gil Evans, Harry Connick, Jr.
I could go on...