Pierre Charles is a Los Angeles-based jazz pianist and film composer. He began his professional career leading his own jazz group, The New Standard Quartet, in 2012, and it was also around this time Charles started the Pierre Charles Trio.
Charles has received his Bachelor of Music degree in Jazz Studies from Michigan State University and is currently pursuing his Master's of Music from the University of Southern California. Charles has performed with notable jazz icons such as Rodney Whitaker, Jason Marsalis, Michael Dease, Sean Dobbins, and Diego Rivera. Charles has also produced and scored for two independent films, and is currently working on his third film.
The Suicide of Dorothy Hale
Film (Documentary) Music department Documentary about American socialite and aspiring actress Dorothy Hale and the painting by Frida Kahlo that immortalized her after Hale killed herself by jumping off a building in New York City. A remarkably beautiful but unsuccessful woman immersed in the world of high society and luxury living, Hale's friends and lovers make a who's who in the America of the roaring 1920s. Written by Victor Bello
Run Jump Paddle
Film (Short) Composer Three remarkable voices. Three relentless environments. RUN JUMP PADDLE explores the challenges that extreme athletes encounter in their unlikely realms. In this documentary, one athlete dives through the atmosphere, another paddles the freezing waves of Lake Huron in February, and a third runs from Florida to Michigan, battling a more insurmountable challenge than the distance itself. Written by Jennifer A. Berggren
Michigan State University (East Lansing, MI)
University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)