Patrick Charles Makandel Group

Patrick Charles Makandel Group

 Los Angeles, California, USA

Contemporary jazz with a Caribbean and west African touch


With accomplished musicianship and a great sense of deep groove,virtuoso drummer Patrick Charles music is both visual and cerebral.His debut CD cite soleil,present an artist of far-reaching vision and versatility release on his soleil label,cite soleil brings Patrick Charles center stage as a composer,producer.Featuring a stellar cast of LA studio players and world class jazz artist,such as saxophonist Everette Harp,Pianist Kevin Toney,Trumpeter Johnny britt and Miles Davis keyboardist Wayne Linsey,Cite Soleil showcases original compositions and rerells hits from legendary artist like sting and seal.Born in Port-au-Prince Haiti and raised in East Orange New Jersey,Patrick Charles owes his musical awakening during middle school to the trumpet,But the drums quickly chose him,fueled by the love and respect for all musical genres and styles,music became Patrick's calling card,strangely enough,his first encounter with jazz happen by chance."I found a pile of jazz records in an abandoned building in the neighborhood;in that pile was Miles Davis TuTu,"I was so taken by the afrocentric face of Miles Davis on the album, I pick up the record,I was hooked .Patrick Charles started giging professionally during high school,during which time he became the regular drummer at the famous Perpermint lounged in his hometown of East Orange NJ,nightly guess artist appearances includes the legendary Lou Rawls,Chaka Kahn,Berry White,and famed hip hop artist Naughty by Nature and Queen Latifah.After high school Patrick set his eyes on the famed Berklee college of music in Boston,while attending Berklee,Patrick Charles performed with esteem professor Carolyn Wilkins and her group the spirit Jazz quartet regularly,in Los Angeles his work as a freelance drummer has brought him acclaim from studio and live performances with blues legend Linda Hopkins,funk soul somgstress Maxayn Lewis and Tina Marie,and countless top 40 funk and R&B acts in national and international venues,the house of blues LA,salt lake city jazz festival,the Namm Show,Viper Room LA,Blue note Kyoto japan,Cotton club Shanghai china,commerce casino,Pachanga casino,the Roxy LA,the Catalina LA,MGM Las vegas, just to name a few.Patrick Charles television appearances have include hit television shows Boston Legal,Melrose place,comedy central band,BETJazz and the movie Crazy the life of famed jazz guitarist Hank Garland.

Patrick Charles Makandel Group(PCMG) was formed in 2007 the group members who reside in Los Angeles CA are veteran players nationally and internationally, led by drummer composer Patrick Charles the group world jazz contemporary sound showcases there musicianship and challenge there creativity through unique live performance arrangements of original compositions and cover material that is reflective of each member’s sound and influences .Collectively PCMG is one of many Styles, funk, R&B, Rock, Hip Hop,Afro Caribbean and of course Jazz,PCMG is Patrick Charles drums/perc.Joe Desa guitars,Robin Mayer bass,David Olivas sax,Joseph Mangham Keys/Piano.


"Code Noir" featuring Johnny Britt of impromt 2."Kush" featuring wayne Linsey of Miles Davis.
"When the love's gone"featuring Everette Harp of George Duke,Anita Baker.
"Breath" featuring Kevin Toney,from the Blackbirds,Ray Charles. Cite Soleil features an all star of whos who on the LA jazz scene.

Set List

Code Noir-Patrick Charles.
Human nature-Miles Davis version.
Cantaloupe Island-Herbie Hancock.
Kush-Patrick Charles.
Something's on your mind-Miles Davis(version).
Englishman in NY-Sting.
Tyrone-Erika B.
I wish-stevie Wonder.
Song for my father-H Silver.
Isn't she lovely-Stevie wonder.
Chameleon-Herbie Hancock
No women no cry-Bob Marley.
Mr. Magic-Grover Washington Jr.
Watermelon man.Herbie Hancock.
Is it a crime.Sade.
Frankenstein-Marcus Miller.
Jean Michel-Patrick charles.
When the love is gone.P Charles.
Its about that time-Miles Davis.
Little wing-Stings(arrangement).
What's going on-Marvin G.
That Right(blues)Miles Davis
Cite Soleil-P.Charles
Lady in my life-Michael Jackson.
TuTu-Miles Davis.
Charlene-P. Charles
Inner City Blues.Marvin G.
Superstition-Stevis Wonder.
Time after Time-Miles Davis (Arrangement).
Perfect Way-Miles Davis(arrangement).
One Phone Call-Miles Davis.
Breathe-Patrick Charles.
Funny Valentine-PCMG (Arrangement).