News & Updates

Announcing the release of lovejoy!

Fresh takes on classic love songs, plus feel-good, grooving originals – it’s a cocktail of musical romance.


In concert with the Minnesota Orchestra, Orchestra Hall, Minneapolis. February 14, 2016

Buy tickets here.

CD will be available for purchase 2-14-16.


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




Click here to see a short video of the performance.


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