Chuck Loeb is a guitarist who performs various styles of music, particularly jazz. Chuck was born on 12 July, 1955 in Nyack, New York.
Chuck Loeb's solo jazz projects have been commercially successful due to his contemporary smooth jazz style. More than a jazz guitar player he is a complete musician.
Chuck Loeb started playing guitar when he was eleven years old. After the influence of jazz, Loeb traveled to Philadelphia to study with jazz guru ‘Dennis Sandole’ along with his local teachers Richie Hart and Hy White. He was recommended by Dennis Sandole to study with one of the great jazz guitarist Jim Hall in New York City. He learnt music at the Berklee College of Music in Boston for two years.
Loeb freelanced with drummer Chico Hamilton, flutist Hubert Laws, Bandleader Ray Barreto and Joe Farrell along with others in New York. He continued learning music with extreme determination practicing up to eight hours a day. Loeb joined Jazz luminary Stan Get’z band in 1979. The show proved to be an essential experience for him, both personally and musically. Chuck Loeb as the member of Getz’s group, and the composer of much of the band’s records he had an opportunity of traveling around the globe and performing at many of the festivals, concert halls and jazz clubs. Later he became the musical director of the group.
Chuck Loeb worked for two years with Getz band and then resettled in New York. He started his career as a studio musician and logged thousands of studio recording, composing and producing soundtracks, albums and jingles.
Chuck Loeb joined the group ‘Steps-Ahead’ with Peter Erskine, Michael Brecker, Victor Bailey and Michael Maineri and returning to the stage of jazz world.
Loeb was part of the ‘Petite Blonde’ a live jazz collaboration album. The group features Victor Bailey on bass, Mitch Forman on keybords, Bill Evans on Saxophonist and Dennise Chambers on drums. Loeb’s compositions have been recorded by many pop and jazz artists; he has played with Dave Samuels, Gary Burton and many others.
His first solo album ‘My Shinning Hour’ was released on Jazz City, a Japanese Label in 1988. Loeb released ‘Magic Fingers’ on DMP, an audiophile label a year later. He switched to Shanachie, world music label in 1996 and released the album ‘The Music Inside’. ‘Moon, the Stars, & the Setting Sun’ in 1998, ‘Listen’ in 1999, ‘In a Heartbeat’ in 2001, ‘All There’ in 2002.
CHUCK LOEB DISCOGRAPHY:
Some of his albums include:
- In A Heartbeat
- All There Is
- When I'm With You
- The Moon, The Stars, And the Setting Sun
- The Music Inside
- The Love Song Collection
- My Shining Hour
- Memory Lane
- Magic Fingers
- Simple Things