Chuck Curry is a trumpet player and vocalist, originally from Flagstaff, Arizona, who began playing the trumpet at the age of five.
He has performed in five Broadway national tours: The Wedding Singer (2009-2010), All Shook Up (2011), Fiddler on the Roof (2012-2013), Memphis the Musical (2015), and is currently on the 2017 National Tour of Pippin (Stephen Schwartz). The tour of Pippin is the same show that won the Tony Award winner for best musical revival in 2013, including acrobats from Les 7 Doigts De La Main.
Curry’s recording credits include the CDs, Walking on the Coals by Limbs Akimbo (1991), Robert Martinez "RPM" (2000) Based on a True Story by Azz Izz Band (2002), and Advances by Kinch Band (2008).
Chuck's first solo release, Late Bloom (2013) is an album of original songs and arrangements, featuring his vocal and trumpet talents, as well as his unique writing and arranging style. "Late Bloom" has been described as “musically magnificent!” It is available on iTunes and CD Baby.
Chuck has also performed with The Temptations (2002) and guitar great George Benson (2003).
Chuck obtained his Bachelor's in music performance from Northern Arizona University in 1985 and his Masters in Music performance from Youngstown State University in 1987. Along the way, he studied from such highly esteemed trumpet greats as Esotto Pelligrini, Charlie Way and David Hickman.
Chuck has always been well received as a performer. He toured throughout Arizona extensively as a member of several musical groups, including: Limbs Akimbo (1989-1993), Azz Izz Band (1998-2007) and Bad Sneakers (2008-2009) He also toured with Limbs Akimbo in Thailand in the early 90s. This gained him international notoriety as a performer, trumpet player and singer. As a result, Curry formed a band in Thailand which he fronted as singer/trumpet soloist from 1993 through 1997.
Along with being a successful professional musician, "Mr. Curry" is also an accomplished music educator and was the Scottsdale Unified School District Arts in Education Teacher of the Year in 2009.