Jake Charkey

Session Cello

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Top-notch western orchestral training meets Indian music for a sound you won't find anywhere else! You can hear my cello and arrangements on India's MTV Coke Studio, Netflix "Sacred games" and in number of adfilms, documentaries, Bollywood films, and albums.

I have more than 20 years professional experience, and 10 focused on studio work. I have a degree in orchestral cello performance from Rice University Shepherd School of music and a Masters in Indian music from California Institute from the Arts. I lived in India for 6 years studying closely with the greatest living exponent of the North Indian violin, Dr. N. Rajam, as well as working as a session musician in Mumbai. I am one of the only cellists in the world who is equally adept in both forms of music. I can read a chord chart, improvise a solo, create a string arrangement, or give top quality clean and accurate orchestral cello parts. If you want a full orchestra sound, I can give you a cello choir, or enlist a handpicked team of some of the best studio orchestral musicians in New York City. I can also provide remote monitoring of my session with telematic music production software.

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AllMusic verified credits for Jake Charkey
  • Layale Chaker and Sarafand
  • Jai Uttal
  • Jai Uttal

Terms Of Service

Subject to negotiation on a per project basis. Typical turn-around is 2 days for tracking for most projects

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Gear Highlights
  • UA Apollo Twin
  • AKG 414
  • REMIC 5300
  • Logic
  • Ableton
  • telematic production software
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