• Carino1:16
  • Each Passing Day1:09
  • Honeydew1:28
  • I Can't Get Started1:12
  • Is it a Crime1:01
  • Joyful Morning2:11
  • LoveJoy1:30
  • Mi Amor1:11
  • Since I Fell For You1:48
  • Sly Little Wink2:18
  • Stardust1:29
  • What the World Needs Now1:54
  • Whisper2:18

What people are saying...

From Latin to lounge, groove to gospel, Merry & Bright is a fresh soundtrack for the holidays! 

Trumpeter Charles Lazarus

has been defying categorization since his Carnegie Hall solo debut at the age of 19 - as a member of some of the most iconic brass ensembles in the world, including Canadian Brass, as a member of the Minnesota Orchestra, and as a soloist, composer, producer and band leader. Lazarus has conceived and created several original crossover orchestral shows, released four recordings of originals and unique takes on standards, and recently premiered American Nomad a new trumpet concerto by Steve Heitzeg. 

"Bedazzling technique and a refined sense of musicianship"

 - New York Newsday


​"Very impressive...incredible technique."
- Jazzreview.com


"Lazarus could have tumbled the walls of Jericho."
- The Washington Post

original music

Charles Lazarus

Fresh takes on classic love songs, plus feel-good, grooving originals.  A cocktail of musical romance!

Zabava is a Slavic term for music-centered parties featuring virtuoso players.  This recording is a nod to that Eastern European tradition of instrumental fire infused with a modern club vibe.

Solo Settings is dazzlingly original music for solo trumpet in a variety of settings featuring eclectic grooves and percussion from around the world.