charles lang, solo cocktail jazz piano and keyboard
Davis Community Meals Oct. 29, 2016 11;30am-12:15 Davis nbg fest Oct. 22, 2016 Davis community meals Oct. 15, 2016 11:30am-12:15 Blue note Brewing Company Oct. 9, 2016 3-6pm
i have played regularly at the Havana Bar in Potsdam, Germany, at Monticello Seasonal Cuisine in Davis, California, and at Common Grounds Woodland. I played at haight/ashbury's club deluxe twice in 2016. I occasionally play at Davis Community Meals. I performed and toured with Jazz-echo prize winner natalia kowalczyk of natalia mateo and Dan whitener of critically acclaimed Gangstagrass. - Tunes list - (Up to several new tunes weekly) Turn, Turn, Turn What a Wonderful World Take Me Home, Country Roads She's Always a Woman to Me Top of The World (The Carpenters) A Few of My Favorite Things Scarborough Fair Autumn Leaves Agua de Beber (Jobim) Someday My Prince Will Come The Girl From Ipanema My Way It Was a Very Good Year Bittersweet Symphony (The Verve) Let It Be Piano Man The Way It Is (Bruce Hornsby) Take Five Giant Steps Tiny Dancer Gridlock 9AM (Dave Frank) Memories of Tomorrow (Keith Jarrett) On Green Dolphin Street Don't Get Around Much Anymore Somewhere Over the Rainbow Theme From I Love Lucy Theme From Peter Gunn Take the 'A' Train Blue Monk Billie's Bounce 12 bar blues A Night in Tunisia Smells Like Teen Spirit (Nirvana) Lady Madonna When You Wish Upon a Star Billie Jean (Michael Jackson) You Belong With Me (Taylor Swift) When I Saw Her Standing There Nocturne (Billy Joel) Hey Jude Edelweiss Hotel California Lodi Bad Moon Rising A Day in the Life of a Fool When You're Smiling Happy Birthday Sunny The Pink Panther People Are Strange If You're Going to San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Some Flowers in Your Hair) Sweet Georgia Brown
In the tradition of jazz my repertoire has widely recognizable tunes from many genres, from the early 20th century to the present. the pianists who have influenced me most are dave frank, bill evans, and art tatum. Other influences are keith jarrett, michel petrucciani, esbjörn svensson, abdullah ibrahim, francois rilhac, and dave mckenna.