Chuck Braman playing drums
Chuck Braman playing drums


Summer Concert Series

• Brooklyn Botanical Garden (4 seasons/concerts)

• The Jazz Forum

• Live at the Gantries

• Sunset on the Hudson (6 seasons/about 20 concerts)

• Vornado Realty (about 12 seasons/16 concerts)

• Dag Hammersjold Plaza (about 30 seasons/120 concerts)

• Cool Music for Warm Summer Days (about 10 seasons/concerts)

• Harlem Meer Performance Festival

• Summer in the Square

• Brooklyn Arts Council

• Grand Central Partnership (about 8 seasons/concerts)

• Woodside On The Move (about 10 seasons/concerts)

• Staten Island Family Events Inc. (about 10 seasons/concerts)

• Music On Chelsea Piers (1 season, several concerts)

• Music on the Stuyvesant Town Oval

“We appreciate the terrific performance! Thanks again and look for our contact next year.”
—Duane Roggendorff,
Director of External Affairs,
Grand Central Partnership
“It was fabulous to have your group join us for the AMBLE event. What a really terrific day! Congrats to you and the band for a gorgeous afternoon of music!”
—Anita Jacobs,
Director of Public Programs,
Brooklyn Botanical Garden
“As usual, the performance by this wonderful Jazz Quintet was enjoyed by our many concert-goers and we look forward to having you join us at other Borough President events.”
—Joanne Nuzzo,
Staten Island Borough President’s Director of Special Events
“You guys were excellent. Not only did I have people come up to me during the concert to let me know how much they enjoyed your concert, I’ve had people calling me the past two days to ask that we bring you guys back next year. I think it is safe to say you guys will be one of the first calls we make when planning next summer’s concert series. Thank you so much for such a great concert.”
—Brian Hetey,
Advisor to the Mayor & Board of Trustees,
Village of Great Neck Plaza
“Chuck Braman and his bands have been performing in Hudson River Park for the past 5 summer seasons. Chuck is fantastic to work with, and always leaves a smile on the face of the event attendees.”
—Ian Kaley,
Director Marketing and Events,
Hudson River Park Trust
“Our audience downtown raves about this group and we can't wait to have them back this season!”
—Katie Gallager,
Rudin Management,
Cool Music for Warm Summer Days
“His music is inspiring, and every performance is always a huge success.”
—Carrie Feiner,
Feiner Entertainment
Dag Hammersjold Plaza
“This belated note of thanks for a terrific concert in the series at One Penn Plaza. As with your previous two concerts, we again received good responses for your performance. Due to its success, we will definitely do it again next season. Please keep up the good work and great music.”
—Oceola Bragg,
Artistic Director,
Grand Central Partnership


• Interlocken Arts Academy

• Steifel Fine Arts Center

Jazz Clubs

• Birdland

• The 55 Bar

• The Cornelia Street Café

• The Blue Note (sideman)


• Blue Fin

• Blue Water Grille

• The Rink Bar (Rockefeller Center)

• The Modern (Museum of Modern Art)

• Hillstone Restaurant

• Hotel Hugo

• (Many others)

“Chuck conducted himself and ran his business with the highest degree of professionalism and class. He has an incredible network of professionals so when we wanted to mix it up a bit Chuck always had the right musician on deck. Running one of the highest volume restaurants in Manhattan and offering live jazz seven nights a week, I can confidently say that Chuck and the trios he assembled were the best of the bunch!”
—Joel Halperin
former Regional Supervisor and
Executive General Manager,
Hillstone Restaurant
“B.R. Guest has been enjoying the musicianship of Chuck Braman for a period of over 5 years. Chuck Braman has always shown the utmost professionalism and tact while also providing progressive yet listenable jazz for our customers. I hope to continue working with Chuck for as long as he permits and I also have chosen to recommend Chuck Braman for any special parties that I get for the same reasons listed above; professionalism and musicianship.”
—Andrew Emer,
former Musical Director,
B.R. Guest Restaurants
(Blue Fin, Blue Water Grille)
“I was extremely happy with the band and the selection of music played. Mr. Braman always conducted himself in a professional manner, the band always on time, and the music performed set a festive atmosphere for the outdoor bar and dining crowd. I have gotten many comments from my regular guests and employees on how much they enjoyed the music that Chuck and the band played. I feel the music generated additional business to The Rink Bar.”
—Ken Gordon,
Vice President of Operations,
Patina Restaurant Group
(The Rink Bar, Rockefeller Center)

Private Events

• The Brooklyn Botanical Gardens

• The Central Park Boathouse

• The Central Park Zoo

• Cipriani 42nd Street & Wall Street

• Harold Pratt Mansion & Peterson Hall

• The Hudson Theater

• The Lighthouse

• The Lotus Club

• New York Botanical Gardens

• New York Public Library

• The River Café

• Sofitel New York

• The Vanderbilt Mansion

• The Water's Edge Restaurant

“I was blown away by how beautifully they played… All night my guests were telling me how wonderful the band was… I cannot recommend them enough… there are not enough good things to say about them!”
—Ann Lacey,
Marketing and Sales Director,
Omni Eye Services,
Google Review
“The value for musicians of this caliber is untouchable in NYC, or anywhere really. Chuck is one of a kind and his bands are killer. I wish I had a soundboard recording of the evening!”
—Laurence Hren,
Google Review


• Case Western Reserve University

• Severance Hall

Publications (writer)

• The Scene

• New Review

• Cleveland Press

• The Cleveland-Akron Jazz Report

• Jazz Magazine

• Percussive Notes

• Percussioni Magazine

• The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz

Reviews & Endorsements of Drumming Patterns (book)

• Rimshot Magazine

• Rhythm Magazine

• Percussive Notes Magazine

• Modern Drummer Magazine

• Downbeat Magazine

• Jim Chapin

• Louie Bellson

• Ed Soph

• John Beck

“Drumming Patterns explores every area of drumming. This creative, valuable book is for every drummer's library.”
—Louie Bellson,
(Duke Ellington, Count Basie)
“Extremely valuable… shows great insight into the mechanics of drum technique.”
—Jim Chapin,
(Advanced Techniques for the Modern Drummer)
“A wonderful resource for stretching the technical and musical imagination!”
—Ed Soph,
Percussive Arts Society Hall of Fame
“Drumming Patterns represents something unprecedented: this is the first time that drumming techniques have been presented as a whole and in a systematic manner.”
— Rimshot Magazine
“An outstanding book for developing stick and limb control.”
—Downbeat Magazine
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