Charles Nardi - Assistant Engineer/ Producer/ Photographer

Charles Nardi

Charles Nardi

        Raised in rural Missouri, Chuck was born in St. Louis in 1987. From a family of diverse musical backgrounds, Chuck was always around music as a child.  Although he had always enjoyed music, having early memories of his father's jukebox, it wasn't until age 12 that he began to learn to play music first on violin, shortly followed by alto sax, trumpet, and other standard band instruments.

 

Among the different musical influences of his family was his mother who sang, his father a drummer, his aunt a national Bluegrass and Country singer, his uncle the founder and lead singer of a well-known Progressive/Thrash Metal band, and his grandfather, an Italian guitar-player and singer known in his younger years for his charm and Elvis tributes. If ever there were a musical instrument in Chuck's vicinity, you would know where to find him. Guitar, piano, sax, or whatever was handy, he couldn't resist the urge to play. 
With the support of his parents, family and friends Chuck continued his personal studies of different instruments, theory, and composition through his high-school years. It was toward the conclusion of which he was introduced to digital recording.

Chuck recalls a memory of his step-father bringing home a laptop with a small PC mic, "I begged him to let me use it, figured out I could record some of the stuff. I'd been writing and have had a passion for writing and recording ever since."

After performing on numerous musical platforms in concert, jazz, marching, and ministry settings Chuck went on to study Church Music for a year at Hannibal LaGrange University in Hannibal, MO where he traveled performing in various instrumental ensembles as well as a vocal quartet. He then transferred to University of Central Missouri, near Kansas City to further pursue his recording interests.


There he studied theory, composition, and audio engineering in addition to continued musical performance with an emphasis on saxophone throughout.  After getting married and starting a family directly after college, Chuck and his wife Danielle worked with several different music ministries. From 2010 to 2012 he played in churches and worked as a live-sound engineer on the weekends, in addition to working on personal
recording and composition projects.

Chuck relocated to the area in early 2013 and begin his career with Infused Studios in Hernando, MS. "The greater-Memphis area for me is a great land of musical opportunity, combined with musical and cultural diversity. I love it." he says. 


Notes/Qualifications: 
 

*ASCAP Member
Recording/Engineer: 
Mark Bliss - EP
Bryant Waner - Artist
Jacob Crouse - Artist
UCM Jazz Ensemble - Group
UCM Wind Ensemble - Group
Susan Skinner - Artist
Ben Watterson - Artist  
Addison Shockley - Artist
Joey Bahamundi - Artist  
Engineer/Intern Pete Szkolka Productions 2010
CityGate-Ardent Worship Ministries - Group

Composer: 

"Processed Saxophone"
UCM New Music Festival 2009

"Between You and Me" 
UCM New Music Festival 2009

 

 

Performance: 

Missouri State Lions Band 2005
  -Disney World Orlando, Florida
  -UCM Warrensburg, Missouri

HLG Jazz Ensemble, Concert Band, Hand Bell Choir, Vision (Vocal Quartet)
-MO, IA, IL, LA     2006-2007  

UCM Jazz 1, Wind Ensemble, University Combo     2007-2010

Performed with Dave Samuels, Jazz Grammy Award Winner     2008

Performed with Tracy Silverman, Composer/ Electric Violin Virtuoso     2009

Performances in Churches in
MO (2004-2010), IA (2007), IL (2007,2013), LA (2007), 
TN (2008, 2013), MS (2013) 

Photography/ Graphic Design: