Charles Giordano (born October 13, 1954) is an American keyboardist and accordionist. Giordano is known primarily for his work with Bruce Springsteen as an adjunct member of the E Street Band, playing keyboards and organ following the serious illness and subsequent death of original E Street organist Danny Federici in 2008 and as a member of Springsteen's The Sessions Band. He is also known for playing keyboards with Pat Benatar in the 1980s.
Charles Giordano at the 2012 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
|Born||October 13, 1954|
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
With Benatar he was usually billed as Charlie Giordano and played for five albums, beginning in 1983; his role in the band was praised by Billboard magazine. With Benatar he was identifiable by his glasses and distinctive array of berets, blazers and 1980s-style ties. Giordano also was a member of The David Johansen Group and went on to perform with Buster Poindexter and The Banshees of Blue.
As a session musician Giordano's playing has included Madeleine Peyroux's 1996 album Dreamland and Bucky Pizzarelli's 2000 album Italian Intermezzo; the latter's mix of opera, Italian folk, and swing presaged his appearance in the similarly genre-mashing Sessions Band Tour with Springsteen. Giordano also participated in a 2002 revival of garage rock band ? and the Mysterians. In 2008, he accompanied British singer Barb Jungr for a short stand in a New York City cabaret.
Tours with Bruce SpringsteenEdit
- Seeger Sessions Tour with the Sessions Band (2006)
- Magic Tour with the E Street Band (2007-2008)
- Working On A Dream Tour with the E Street Band (2009)
- Wrecking Ball Tour with the E Street Band (2012-2013)
- High Hopes Tour with the E Street Band (2014)
- The River Tour 2016–Summer '17 with the E Street Band (2016–17)
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With James Carter
- Chasin' the Gypsy (Atlantic, 2000)
- Gary Graff (2006). "Bruce Springsteen Takes Fans on a Different Kind of "Carnival Ride"". Oakland Press. Retrieved 2007-11-25.
- Jay Lustig (2007-11-21). "E Streeter Federici to be treated for melanoma". Newark Star-Ledger. Retrieved 2007-11-25.
- "Pat Benatar / Red Rider". Billboard. 1983-04-09. Retrieved 2007-11-25.
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