Charlie Halloran is a fixture of the Crescent City's traditional jazz and Frenchmen Street scene, Charlie has performed with Meschiya Lake and the Little Big Horns and still performs regularly with the Palmetto Bug Stompers, the Panorama Jazz Band and the Shotgun Jazz Band. Still Charlie can often be found bringing up the rear with Tuba Skinny, the Preservation Hall Allstars, over at the Palm Court Cafe and occasionally with Jon Cleary. Twice named a rising star in Downbeat Magazine and recognized as one of New Orleans’ top trombonists in Offbeat Magazine numerous times, Halloran also maintains a busy recording schedule including Jon Cleary’s Grammy winning album “Go Go Juice”, as well as recordings released by U2, Rickie Lee Jones, John Boutte, Alex McMurray, Pokey LaFarge, Maria Muldaur, Luke Winslow King, and countless traditional jazz bands.
Halloran's own CD, Charlie Halloran and the Quality 6, was nominated for best traditional jazz CD by Offbeat magazine in 2016 and listed in the top 50 Louisiana recordings that same year. His followup recording, Ce Biguine, featuring music from the French Antilles was hailed by Caribbean Beat magazine for its “nostalgic ambience, while the music has a quality that makes you want to grab a partner and dance the night away under tropical stars”.
Charlie joined the platinum selling Squirrel Nut Zippers in 2009 with whom he recorded and traveled all over the USA and South America, but you’re more likely to spot him at French Quarter Festival or Jazz Fest where he is a frequent face on the traditional jazz stages.
Charlie has also performed with Allen Toussaint, the O’Jays, and indie rockers Calexico and the Walkmen.