WeaaH was very happy to add Charli Green to our line up in 2017! Charli Green grew up in Memphis, Tenessee, and Chicago, Illinois, USA. Charli settled in the Netherlands some years ago. He is not only one of the Netherlands premiere trumpet players, but his skills also span composing, arranging, conducting, teaching, and all this in many genres of music. His initial playing experience included some of the top ensembles in the U.S. Air Force, and went on to include being a section player and soloist with orchestras such as: Limburgs Symphony Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra Haarlem, and the Netherlands Radio and Television Orchestra. Other performing and recording experience includes: Teddy Edwards big band, Shirley Bassey, Klaus Lens, Willy Schobben, Art Taylor, Dexter Gordon, Hampton Hawes, Ben Webster, Billy Brooks, Lou Bennett, Fra Fra Sound, and many more. Charli Green has also taught trumpet, improvisation, and ensembles in the music conservatories of Amsterdam and Eindhoven. He is also the leader, composer, arranger of the Charli Green big band.