Charles attended Alcorn State University were he marched with the world renowned Sounds of Dynamite marching band and participated in Concert Band, Saxophone Choir and studied applied piano and saxophone. Charles was later called to Army active duty in 2004 to serve in Operation Iraqi Freedom. Charles has served as music director for several religious organizations and has performed overseas in support of the U.S Military in Iraq, Afghanistan and Kuwait.
On January 1, 2018, Charles released his first jazz solo album "The Golden Ratio." Charles music direction is very much "out the box" but still pays tribute to the legends that came before him.