Charnett Moffett Day
June 10, 1967 – April 11, 2022
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Bassist Charnett Moffett was born on June 10, 1967, in New York City, New York.
His father Charles Moffett played drums with Ornette Coleman and had Charnett on the bandstand at the age of eight when he toured the Far East.
Moffett has eight albums as a leader and has appeared as a sideman on many others.
A graduate of New York’s Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Performing Arts, Charnett Moffett, the son of drummer Charles Moffett, went on to study at Mannes College of Music and the Juilliard School of Music before launching his recording career with an appearance at Branford Marsalis’ 1983 debut “Scenes in the City.”
He joined the quintet of Branford’s brother Wynton the following year, in addition to being featured on guitarist Stanley Jordan’s best-selling debut “Magic Touch” in 1985.
He played with drummer Tony Williams’ quintet for two albums on Blue Note prior to signing with the label himself in 1987 as a solo artist.
After releasing albums on a number of labels, Charnett Moffett signed with Motema Music in 2008 and has since produced three albums: “The Art of Improvisation” (2009), “Treasure” (2010), and “The Bridge” (2013).