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Charles Xavier
Producer, composer, electronic musician and percussionist
Charles Xavier, aka β€œThe Xman,” is a visionary producer, composer, electronic musician and percussionist based in the Bay Area.

Charles Xavier has built multiple businesses and endeavors in the music and recording industries for the past 30 years, including his own independent record label Happy Note Records.He is a voting member and a member of the San Francisco chapter for The Recording Academy, which sponsor The Grammys, a peer-presented award to honor artistic achievement, technical proficiency and overall excellence in the recording industry.

Hisis sixth, full-length album - The Happy Note Records Sampler 2016 - captures a selection of the hottest songs from his life-long musical journey as composer, producer and from his live performances. Already in motion are plans and activities for his seventh release, BOSCO, in 2017, which will further accelerate his intense interest in electronica.

Frequently described as cross over, Xavier's compositions are rooted in the artistic demands of Jazz. A jazz drummer from the age of sixteen, Xavier was born and raised in New Bedford, Massachusetts, where the East Coast jazz scene shaped and defined his musical tastes. He went on to study arrangement and composition at Berklee College of Music in Boston. From there, he studied drumming at the Creative Music Studio in Woodstock, New York, with Jack DeJohnette, Bobby Moses, Stu Martin, and Jumma Santos, and also, creative ensemble performance under the guidance of Karl Berger, Dave Holland, Kalaparusha, and John Abercrombie.
Please support Bay Area composer Charles Xavier's next project - "From Cristi to Bosco" Make Your Tax Deductible Donation Here! Read more about the project on my blog: The COW WALK ORCHESTRA features Clifford Brown III - trumpet, Matt Montgomery – Guitar, Charles Xavier – drums, and synthesizers.