News & Updates

Merry & Bright returns!

We’re moving this year to Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis!
Kick off your holiday season in style with everything from
Latin to lounge & groove to gospel – with some new surprises thrown in.

Friday, December 4 at 8p.

Tickets available now at the Orchestra Hall Box Office.


Read about the recent premiere of American Nomad – a trumpet concerto commissioned for Charles by Paul Grangaard and composed by Steve Heitzeg.



Minneapolis StarTribune





What People Are Saying

“Roll over Martin Denny, and tell Yma Sumac the news: Charles Lazarus has supplanted you both and then some.”
- critic Rod Smith

“Very impressive… incredible technique.”

“Bedazzling technique and a refined sense of musicianship”
- New York Newsday

“Lazarus could have tumbled the walls of Jericho”
- The Washington Post