Charkie Christian Net Worth
Charkie Christian made money by Celebrities niche. For all time, at the moment, 2016 year, Charkie Christian earned $64 Million. Exact sum is $64000000.
Short biography, height, weight, dates:
Birth date: July 29, 1916, Bonham, Texas, United States
Death date: March 2, 1942, Staten Island, New York City, New York, United States
Profession: Art Department
Wikipedia Source: Charkie Christian
Charles Henry Charlie Christian was an American swing and jazz guitarist. Christian was an important early performer on the electric guitar, and a key figure in the development of bebop and cool jazz. He gained national exposure as a member of the Benny Goodman Sextet and Orchestra from August 1939 to June 1941. His single-string technique, combined with amplification, helped bring the guitar out of the rhythm section and into the forefront as a solo instrument. John Hammond and George T. Simon called Christian the best improvisational talent of the swing era. In the liner notes to the 1972 Columbia album Solo Flight: The Genius of Charlie Christian, Gene Lees writes that, Many critics and musicians consider that Christian was one of the founding fathers of bebop, or if not that, at least a precursor to it.