Her voice has been compared to Roberta Flack, Patti Austin and Lalah Hathaway. Charisse is a singer/songwriter/composer who's been writing since she was 14.
Her musical style is a combination of smooth jazz, adult contemporary, pop, latin and R&B. Her original song "I Fall" has been her most requested song to date. It was nominated for the 2009 JPF Independent Music Awards for Best Smooth Jazz/ R&B Song. The Italian version "E Non So" has been recorded by Paola & Chiara on their album "Milleluci". "I Fall" has caught the attention of Roberta Flack, Ashford & Simpson and Queen Latifah, to name a few. "I was thrilled when Queen Latifah actually bought a copy of my cd from me personally after hearing me perform."
Charisse attended Lincoln Square Academy for the Performing Arts, and shortly after that she became a member of a local NYC band "Jamilah" which helped boost the careers of Keith Sweat and Rainy Davis. Charisse has performed at the world famous Apollo Theater and at other New York venus such as The Bitter End, Avery Fischer Hall, The Lambs Theater. Charisse has shared the stage with Tito Puente, Dave Valentine, Paquito D'Rivera, Bill Charlap, The Whispers, Teddy Pendergrass and more. She has also been a regular singer at Ashford & Simpson's Sugar Bar's Thursday Night Open Mike. A featured vocalist for Jennifer Love Hewitt, Deborah Gibson, and Pete Belasco's single "Deeper" to name a few. Has worked with - Will Downing, Johnny Kemp, Mark Whitfield, Nicki Richards, Bob Baldwin, Coleridge Taylor Perkinson, Melba Moore, Billy (Spaceman) Patterson, Keith Sweat, Rainy Davis, Anne Phillips, Sherrod Barnes, Jerry Barnes, Selan, Pat Prescott and The New York Voices.
"Music is what I love, and I love what I do, and I want to continue sharing my music with you. Thank you so much for all of your support." Musically yours, Charisse.