Chuck Bergeron

As a Jazz bassist and composer, Chuck’s unique approach to improvisation and compositional style reflect a wide variety of musical influences, while confirming a deep commitment to the rich polyrhythmic characteristics of his musical and cultural heritage as a native New Orleanian. This can be seen in his leadership of the South Florida Jazz Orchestra – a critically-acclaimed modern big band comprised of many of the top jazz artists and studio musicians in Miami. Chuck has released a total of six CD’s of his original compositions on Double-Time and Summit Records, and has received three ASCAP Writers Awards. He is Professor of Jazz Bass and Jazz History at the University of Miami’s Frost School of Music, and also currently performs as a member of the Shelly Berg Trio.