Chuck Alvarez is an American, Los Angeles based guitarist/singer/songwriter with his roots in blues-rock, and has also gained a reputation in R&B, light jazz and Americana. Alvarez has composed music for nine musicals for both national & international audiences. He has released 4 CDs of his own material and his music has appeared in film, television, & commercials. Performing as a guitarist on many recordings, he has also produced a number CDs for other artists.
A LITTLE HISTORY
The Chuck Alvarez Band 1988 to present
Tim Weisberg 1988 to present
Lisa Haley & The Zydecats 2003 to 2012
The Emotions 1994 to 1996
David Benoit 1989 to 1990
The Twisters 1976 to 1980
Alvarez has composed music for nine musicals for both national & international audiences and his music has appeared in film, television, & commercials. He currently has 4 CD's releases all available on iTunes
His music career started at age 14. His dad taught him his first chords. He went on to study at a local music school. His teacher, Mike Sunjka, opened his world up musically that lead him into deciding to play for a living. He went on to study jazz with Ron Echete and later furthered his music education at UCLA by studying film scoring. His passion for improving his art, guitar skills and music knowledge drives him to continually study and perform with some of the most notable musicians in the world.
Since he "plays" for a living, you won't see him retiring anytime soon. He says you can't retire from something that was never work and all play.
Along with his own band Alvarez has performed and or recorded with Tim Weisberg, the Grammy winning Emotions, David Benoit, The Twisters and Grammy nominated Lisa Haley among others. From the Universal Amphitheater, Irvine Meadows, and the Greek Theater to Longs Beach, NJ and The Merriweather Post Pavilion. From The Bottom Line in New York to The Coach House in Southern California, from Mayasia to Scottland, to the Netherlands and Middle East, Alvarez has performed in hundreds of clubs, theaters and larger venues all over the world. He's known for high energy and high quality!