Charlie Ballantine is an internationally renowned, award winning guitarist. He has been a featured artist at notable events such as the The Winnipeg International Jazz Festival, The Indianapolis Jazz Festival, The Bloomington Jazz Festival, and The Elkhart Jazz Festival. Charlie is also a frequent performer at renowned jazz clubs such as The Jazz Kitchen (Indianapolis), Andy’s Jazz Club (Chicago), Cliff Bell’s (Detroit), and The Chatterbox (Indianapolis). His music stems from the traditions of folk, jazz, and blues music with influences such as Bill Frisell, John Scofield, Wes Montgomery, and Jimi Hendrix.
In early 2015 Charlie released his debut album “Green” which earned him national recognition. He was awarded 2015 “Jazz Musician of the Year” by NUVO Magazine. Less then a year later Charlie’s award winning, album “Providence” was released in May of 2016 and has helped him gain international acclaim. The album was reviewed by Jazz Times, Vintage Guitar Magazine, Absolute Sound, Midwest Record and made it into the top 100 on the jazz radio chart through wide-ranging international airplay. The highly anticipated fourth album “Life Is Brief: The Music Of Bob Dylan” released in April of 2018 has already been widely reviewed in both the United States and Europe and made it onto the international Jazz Radio Chart top 60. Charlie is touring the record around the world for most of 2018. website