Saxophonist and composer Charles Kay was born and raised in Chicago, IL. Currently based in Nashville, he performs in a variety of musical settings, both as a leader and sideman. He began his musical journey as a youngster playing in the blues, R&B, and soul styles. Upon his arrival in Nashville he took the styles of swing, bop, and modern jazz and started to weave them into his own unique sound. During his time touring in and out of Nashville, he has had the pleasure to perform on stages including The Grand Ole Opry, The Grand Hotel, and Nashville’s own Rudy’s Jazz Room, to name a few. Charles is dedicated to bringing a modern flair to the tunes of the Great American Songbook as well as performing original compositions. Dancing and listening audiences alike will find joy in the melodic sounds of the Charles Kay Quartet.