hayan


BIO

Hayan is a woodwind specialist (oboe/English horn, sop/alto/tenor/bari saxophones, flute/picc/alto flt, clarinet/ bass clr, voice, EWI), performer, song writer, contractor, and educator. Holding a B.M. and M.M. degrees in music performance, she is a CEO and founder of her company HCwinds that provides entertainment services for various events.

Because of her versatility, she has performed in various different musical settings and groups playing all different styles of music as live performances and sessions. (contemporary| lounge| DJ& House mainstream| world music | electronic |dance|cover bands | ceremonial | funerals | Bar Mitzvahs| musicals | symphony orchestras |wind symphonies| jazz ensembles|Latin| rock | RnB | Persian |pop| woodwind quintets & chamber music | fashion shows|one man shows |music videos|independent films| etc). HC has worked with and contracted for some of the globally known Persian artists. She played at countless venues anywhere from the in-town venues like The Greek Amphitheater, Gibson, Nokia Live, almost every 5-star resorts event halls, and theaters in CA, to exotic countries like Dubai, and concert arenas in European countries and other national states.

HC's performances has been reviewed by LAweekly, Examiner, Glendale News Press, Musicals in LA, StagesceneLA, and etc, and appeared on Jazztimes magazine (Sept 2013 issue, June&September 2012 issues). Smooth jazz single "Shoreline Sunrise" performed by Hayan Charlston aired on the Smooth Jazz Show 98.9 WOWE Jamz in 2012 in Michigan. She can be seen in some TV shows and independent films like The United Airline national commercial, CSI Miami, Teen Wolf, Two Broke Girls, ER, What About Brian, Without a Trace, united states of tara, Sweet 16, Yamaha musical instrument catalogs and sales posters. She is an endorsed artist of Dakota Saxophones of PJLA MUSIC Co.

Not only as a performer but also an educator, Ms. Charlston's teaching experience includes directing community bands, chamber groups, private instructions at music studios in CA. Her Master Classes and woodwind clinics experiences include giving Master Class concerts and woodwinds demonstrations to schools in the Orange County district supported by The Philharmonic Society of Local 47, Master Class for Tom Kubis' intro to music appreciation class at Golden West College, woodwind clinic concert at the YULA Jewish high school in Beverly Hills. She also educated many elementary schools in the downtown Los Angeles district through USC Outreach program. She is still currently active with giving master classes, private, and group instructions in person or Skype. Thanks to advanced technology of today’s world, she has students all over the world! (For more info for Skype lessons, please contact her via HCwinds.com).

HC is always working on many different projects at HCwinds Entertainment, which offers various entertainment services and packages for all occasions and shows anywhere from solo acts, horn sections, to 7pc bands, or DJ services. (Hayan!, GroovinTouch, Illustrious Sound, Emerald*Horns) while collaborating with other creative professional artists, bands, DJs, and entertainment companies.

REQUESTS

Hayan can perform solo or accompanied with other musicians. Other instrument specialties include Oboe, English Horn, Soprano, Alto, Tenor or Baritone Saxophone, Flute, Piccolo, Alto Flute, Clarinet and Bass Clarinet.