Photo by Joe Squillante
FROM A LIVE 2009 PERFORMANCE AT “THE STONE”, NYC
Charley Krachy is the possessor of one of The warmest and most soulful sounds of the tenor saxophone imaginable....He also possesses the sensibility not to play a note that he's not committed to ....Mark Weber KUNM-FM
CHARLEY has been playing saxophone since he was 10 years old, and has been playing professionally for the last 30 years. He has performed at NewYork City’s Birdland with jazz greats Ted Brown, Connie Crothers, Virg Dzurinko, Kazzrie Jaxen, Roger Mancuso and Ratzo Harris.
Following the New Artists Records release of “A Jazz Duet”(NA 1007), Kazzrie Jaxen and Charley performed to full houses at Manhattan’s Blue Note and Sweet Basil jazz clubs.In 1995 he toured Sweden with Stockholm-based pianist Boel Dirke and guitarist/singer Andy Fite where they played engagements in Stockholm, Upsalla, and on the Island of Gotland.
In 2003 Charley wrote the title track to “Jazzman’s Serenade” which he recorded with Charles Sibirsky, Ed Fuqua and Peter Scattaretico, for Zinnia Records (Zinnia 117). That year he also performed at Flagler College in St. Augustine, Florida.
Charley has performed with Woody Mann at the Cupping Room in New York. He can be heard with Woody on the Acoustic Sessions Release “Road Trip”. Charley has an MBA from Long Island University and lives in Garrison, New York