Title: Adjunct Faculty
Department: Music and Music Education
Office Location: Music Building
B.A. from University of Northern Iowa
Areas of expertise: double bass
Steve Charlson grew up in Waterloo, Iowa, and now lives in Des Moines. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Northern Iowa, but has devoted years to the study of bass performance at the University of Iowa with Eldon Obrecht and at Indiana University with Stuart Sankey. His credits include work with the Glenn Miller Orchestra, the Des Moines Big Band and The Salsa Band. He has performed with numerous jazz and pop greats including Hal Galper, the Mills Brothers, Maureen McGovern, Toni Tenille, Jimmy Heath, Mel Tormé, the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, the Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, Steve Allen, Scott Smith and Billy Eckstine. He is currently leading his own trio every Friday night at Chuck’s restaurant in Des Moines.