Charles Blenzig is a pianist, composer, arranger, producer, and percussionist. Born in the Bronx, Charles has been a part of the NYC Jazz scene since the mid 80‘s when he joined the Gil Evans Orchestra which had a steady Monday Night gig at the now de-funked Sweet Basil.
The band featured Hiram Bullock, George Adams, Alex Fosters, Mark Eagan, Gil Goldstein, Kenwood Denard, Delmar Brown and Lou Soloff. Blenzig has also with such musicians as Gato Barbieri, Michael Becker, Bill Evans (Saxophone), Larry Coryell, Joe Locke, the Mingus Big Band, Michael Urbaniak, Dennis Chambers, Manolo Badrena, Billy Kilson, Marcus Miller, Will Lee, Mike Stern, Eddie Gomez, Billy Hart, and musical director for singer song writer Michael Franks since the 90’s.
Charles has toured the world including performances in Japan, Indonesia, Thailand, Africa, Italy, Throughout Europe and he US.
Professor Belnzig is a teacher on faculty at the Purchase Conservatory of Music. The Jazz Dept. is headed by Pete Malinverni and faculty members include, John Faddis, Kenny Washington, Todd Coolman, Doug Weiss, Andy LaVerne, and Vic Juris.