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Charlie Mariano

Charlie Mariano was an American jazz alto saxophonist. He was born in Boston, Massachusetts and died in Cologne (Germany).

He played with one of the Stan Kenton big bands, Toshiko Akiyoshi (his then wife), Charles Mingus, Eberhard Weber, the United Jazz and Rock Ensemble, Embryo and numerous other notable musicians. He also played the nadaswaram, a traditional oboe from South India.

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