***** Blowing forth from the Tampa Bay area flows the overwhelming
Big Band sound of the Charly Raymond Orchestra. His success as a
remarkable trumpet player and band leader can be attributed to his
education and diversified background. Charly studied with Carmine
Caruso in NYC and was 1st trumpet/solo cornet at the University of
New Hampshire, where he played in the Wind Ensemble , Brass Quintet,
Symphony Orchestra and earned his degree in music in 1971.
***** As a band leader and trumpet player in Boston (1971-1980), he
performed in night clubs, dinner theaters, and top 40 show bands. He
has accompanied many celebrity entertainers including Charo, Bobby
Rydell, Connie Haines, Eddie Fisher, Little Anthony, The Four Lads and
Joanne Castle. Extending further in his career, Charly spent three years
as band leader/MC/soloist at the Innisbrook Resort in Tarpon Springs,
***** For the past eighteen years, between landside engagements, he has
been a featured performer/entertainer on most major cruise lines world wide.
Connie Haines, former singer with Harry James and Tommy Dorsey, compares
Charly's technique on the trumpet with that of the great Harry James,
Clyde McCoy, Al Hirt and Doc Severinsen.