Dr. Hayan Charlston-Mashayekhi , LAc.  DOM.  M.M. also known as The Queen of Saxphone is an international  woodwind artist with versatile skills (oboe/English horn, saxophones, flute, clarinet, EWI). Dr. Hayan Charlston is a music  performer, song writer, contractor,  producer, entertainer, educator, licensed acupuncturist, and Doctor of Oriental Medicine. Holding M.M. degree in music performance from USC, she is a CEO of HCwinds that provides high quality entertainment services for various events worldwide. 

        HC has performed at countless venues all over the world including Greek Amphitheater, Dolby, Nokia, Verizon, every 5-star resorts and event halls and theaters in CA nationally and internationally all over including arenas in Dubai, Turkey,  South America, Asia, and Europe.

     Hayan has gained the title of "Queen of Saxophone" when she was performing the US National Anthem as the guest solo artist for Los Angeles SPARKS match at the Staple Center. She has been reviewed and interviewed by (LAweekly, Examiner, Glendale News Press, Musicals in LA, StagesceneLA, Jazztimes, 98.9 WOWE Jamz, KPFK 90.7, and Starworldwidenetworks). appeared in TV shows and films. (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 posters). She is an endorsed artist of Dakota Saxophones of PJLA MUSIC Co. and Fiberreed Inc.

    Not just a performer but also an educator and a session musician, Dr. Charlston's teaching experience includes directing community bands, chamber groups, private instructions at her studio in CA, and world-wide music lessons via skype or FaceTime. Quality education and higher learning is considered as a high priority on Dr. Charlston's list, so she takes teaching and consulting very seriously. Thanks to the advanced technology of today’s world, she has students and recording sessions all over the world! (For inquiries for Skype or FaceTime lessons, sessions, or wellness consultations, please inquire at HCwinds.com).

   Dr. Charlston is always busy  as a performing artist in the entertainment side and  a wellness health practitioner in the medical side. She is constantly working on many different projects and events at HCwinds Entertainment and collaborating with other artists, entertainers, companies, and clients. HCwinds Entertainment services offer various packages for all occasions and shows anywhere from solo act, duos, trios, horn sections, bigger sized bands, dancers, and DJ collaborations.

Endorsements:

Dakota Saxophones/PJLA MUSIC Co.

http://www.saxdakota.com/artistinfo.html 

Fiberreed

Other dealers: Audix, Roland, Mooer, Oleg, Ultimate Ears, Jodyjazz

Reviews/Press:

National Anthem solo artist for Los Angeles SPARKS 

BBC Broadcast Live 

98.9 WOWE Jamz Smooth Jazz Shows (smooth jazz single "Shoreline Sunrise")

JazzTimes (issues: April2016, Sep2013, June2012,Sep2012)

https://www.flickr.com/photos/hcwinds/sets/72157631562524945/

StageSceneLA, April, 2012

Musicals in LA, Dec 2010

Examiner, Dec 2010

Glendale Newspress, Dec, 2010 

Backstage, 2010

StageSceneLA, Dec 2010

LA Weekly, Dec 2010

Channel ABC, Dec 2010

“Gifted and energetic saxophonist Hayan Charlston….” 2014  6th Annual Taste of Conejo Returns to the Four Seasons 

http://conejovalley.happeningmag.com/6th-annual-taste-conejo-returns seasons/

“...production’s couldn’t-be-better onstage six-piece orchestrathe production’s couldn’t-be-better onstage six-piece orchestra...Hayan Charlston on reeds…” Steven Stanley, April 16 2012, StageSceneLA

 

"Hayan Charlston's sax is heavenly..." - Candyce Columbus, Examiner Review

 

"Hayan Charlston on sax get a heavy workout..." - James Petrillo, Glendale News Press

 

"...Hayan Charlston (sax/EWI) is terrific..Onstage and throughout..." -Ellen Dostal, Musicals in LA

 

"Especially noteworthy are Hayan Charlston's sizzling sax and clarinet performances.."-By LA Weekly Critic, Dec.23, 2010

 

"Hayan Charlston (sax &ewi)- provide bang-up back-up, with an extra round of applause for Charlston's sax solo.." -Steven Stanley, StageSceneLA Review

HCwinds Discography : HCwinds on itunes  https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/hcwinds/id931875085

2016 Hotline Bling

2015 In My Mind, Where The Modern Angels Fly, Warm Winds, Fakers, Party People, HCwinds Holidays (EP)

2014 HCwinds Holidays! , Beach Delight 

2013 Shoreline Sunrise, Pelican Dance

2009 Jazz Sass

2008 Swept Away, Hayan Charlston Woodwind Artist (Classical album) 

EVENTS/PROJECTS Chronology :

 

Persian Queen Farah Diba (2016) Washington DC performance for the queen

Tapesh TV noruz gala 

Radio Interview (2015) Starworldwidenetworks under Orchestre Surreal Radio Soup Episode21 Hayan Charlston 

http://www.starworldwidenetworks.com/index.php/Audio/the_orchestre_surreal_radio_soup

SanDiego Balboa Park 100th anniversary of the Panama-California Exposition (2015)

The Ford Family event, at The Breakers West Palm Beach, FL 

Singha Beer stage concert for Thai New Year 

BBC London Broadcast Live 

Norooz World Tour Concerts 

The World Goes Around (2014) musical album

6th Annual Taste of Conejo Returns to the Four Seasons (2014)

http://conejovalley.happeningmag.com/6th-annual-taste-conejo-returns-seasons/

AEG events at Nokia L.A. Live

GRAMMY- VIP pre-grammy events, lounges, pre-concerts, opening for an American rock band The Neighbourhood (know for“Sweater Weather”) 

Mehregan Celebration outdoor concert

United Airline- national commercial (2013)

World Arab Boxing Championship

The First Joel- Billy Joel comedy (at Garry Marshall’s theatre)

The Mystic Orchestra classic rock (national tour)

Illustrious Sound album singles

Joe Gallant film project 

weSparks Cancer Benefit 

WYNGS fashion show

SpongeBob Squarepants ”It’s A SpongeBob Christmas” Album (released Nov 2012)

Abstract Ensemble Albums (2012) 

Michael Ziegfield’s Comedy shows

American Music Abroad (Europe tour)

 

 

MUSICALS (alphabetical order): 

1940's Radio Hour |  25th Annual Spelling Bee

A Funny Thing on the Way Happened to Forum | Aida | A New Brain | Anything Goes | Ave Q

Babes in Arms | Beauty and the Beast | Big River | Boyfriend | Bye Bye Birdie

Cabaret | Carousal | Christmas Carol | Chicago | City of Angels | Company | Curtains

Damn Yankees | Drowsy Chaperone

Evita

Fiodello | Five Guys Named Moe |  Flower Drum Song | Frog and Toad

Grease | Guys and Dolls

How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying

Into the Woods | Ionescopade a Musical Vaudeville

Joseph and the amazing technicolor dream coat

Kiss Me Kate | Kiss of the Spider Woman

Legally Blonde 

Mac and Mabel | Man of La Mancha | Marriage of Figaro opera

No No Nannett | Nutcracker

Oklahoma! | Oliver

Pippin

Ragtime | Reefer Madness | Roaring of Greasepaint

Scarlett Pimpernell | Secret Garden |She Loves Me | Silver Stockings | Sound of Music | Suessical the Musical |  Sweeny Todd

The Chorus Line | The Music Man | The Wedding Singer | Throughly Modern Millie

Urinetown

West Side Story | White Christmas | Wizard of Oz  | World Goes Around 

You are a Good Man Charlie Brown 

 

Film/ Commercial: 

CSI Miami

ER

Sponge Bob Xmas | Sweet 16

Teen Wolf MTV | Two Broke Girls 

United Airline National Commercial | United States of Tara HBO

WGTE public media commercials | Will Farrell’s Funny or Die Comedy web episodes | Without a Trace | What About Brian 

 

Shared the stage with, Collaborated with (alphabetical order):

 

Companies: 

AEG Worldwide entertainment media group

American Music Abroad (Europe tour to London, Paris, Belgium, Germany, Italy, Austria) 

Andy Madadian Entertainment 

Brea Civic Light Opera

Downey Civic Light Opera  

French Tuesdays |Fullerton Civic Light Opera

Instrumental Casting

Long Beach Ballet Company

McCoy Rigby Co., | Musical Theatre West 

Nikki Beach | NRG

Odyssey Theatre Ensemble 

Pacific Light Opera

R.E.L.Prod.

Stargate Production 

The Mystic Music |The Troubadour Co. 

90210 Entertainment

 

Artists/Entertainers/sessions-   

Adam Pascal of Rent on Broadway (benefit concert)

Amir Efrat (Air Supply keyboardist)

Andy Madadian (Persian/Armenian artist)

Avant (RnB artist)

Barry McGuire (California Dreamin’ singer)

Bijan (Persian artist)

Bob Sheppard (jazz saxophonist)

Brent Barrett (the broadway tenors)

Bruce Kimmel (musical prod.)

Carol Kaye (Beach Boys original bass player)

Chandra Wilson (Grey’s Anatomy)

Christiane Noll (actress, director)

Chuck Negron (Three Dog Night lead singer)

Dudu Fisher (Broadway, Fiddler on the Roof)

Farhad Besharati (Kanun artist)

Faramarz Assef (Persian pop artist)

Fonz, The Fonz (Henry Winkler from “Happy Days”)

Garry Marshall (Falcon Theare)

Grant Geisseman (Two and a Half Men, guitarist)

Jeff Jarvis (Kendor jazz publishing co.)

Jennifer Hall (Instrumentalist of Dancing with the Stars)

Jennifer Shellton of the Ragtime Tour (benefit concert)

Joan Ryan of Saved by the Bell (benefit concert)

John Lloyd Young (Frankie Valli of Jersey Boys Broadway)

Joseph Bwarie (Frankie Vallli of Jersey Boys Tour)

Mansour (Persian rockstar) 

Matthew Morrison of Glee (benefit concert)

Mehrshad (pop artist)

Michael Ziegfeld (comedian)

Nariman (Persian artist)

Nicole Parker of Wicked on Broadway (benefit concert)

KamyR (pop artist)

Kazem Alemi (producer, composer)

Oliver Stone (producer, director)

Omid (Persian artist)

Pouya (Persian artist)

Rick Springfield (Rock)

Samir (Perisian artist) 

Sami Beigi (pop)

Shahkar Bineshpajooh 

Shahram Shabpareh (Persian artist)

Scott Whitfield (jazz trombonist)

Teri Hatcher of Desperate Housewives (awards concert)

Tim Russ (from Star Trek)

Tom Kubis (jazz composer, arranger, educator)

Tony Orlando (Broadway entertainer)

Will Ferrell (Funny or Die Comedy proj)

Zane Musa (musician of Carson Daly Show)

Groups

Abstract Ensemble 

Beats | Bells of Burbon Street | Big Noys Jazz | Bijuoux International Band | Blues Racket Band | Behmix DJ

Crazy Rhythms the Charleston Band

Emerald*Horns of HCwinds

Friends International Band 

Geo Valley big band | Green Smoke | Groove | GroovinTouch* | Gypsy Boys

Illustrious Sound * | Industrial Jazz Group 

LA Camerata Orchestra | Loung-O-Rama 

Mystic Orchestra (Classic Rock National Tour) | Mike Henebry 20’s Band

Newport Winds Quintet

Orchestra Surreal 

Pacific Saxophone Quartet | Pulse DJ band | “Pet Sounds” Orchestra (Beach Boys tribute)

Regiment Horns (Justin Timberlake’s horns) | Rouge 

Shawn Kayvon Instrumental Band | Smooth Touch

Symphony Orchestras (USC Thornton, LA Camerata Orchestra- radio broadcast,  Brentwood, CSULB, Bellflower, OCYSO)

The Neighbourhood  | Tim Russ Band  | Tino Productions |Tom Kubis GWC jazz 

Waves Orchestra 

Venues in CA (in alphabetical order): 

Agave Hollywood |Avalon Hollywood |Alex Theatre Glendale |Ambassador Auditorium  Pasadena| 

Anaheim Heritage Forum |Armstrong Torrence Civic Theatre

Bacara Santa Barbara | Balboa Park San Diego | Baltimore Millenium Downtown LA | Bellflower Civic Center Beverly Four Seasons |Beverly Hills Country Club | Beverly Hilton |  Beverly Hotel | Beverly Wilshire | Branview Collection Glendale | Burnight TheatreCerritos

California Plaza | Calamigos Ranch Malibu | Camino Real Playhouse | Century Plaza Hotel |

Center Performing Arts San Jose

Curtis Theatre Brea | Churches: (St. Thomas Hollywood, Malibu Seventh Aventist, Westwood Presbyterian, St. Martins Yorba Linda,  St. Andrews Newport, St.Joseph Bellflower, St. Linus Norwalk, Glendale Presbyterian,  O.C. Worship Center Orange, Bethel Grace Baptist Cerritos, ST. Maryanne Pico Rivera, Cause Community Brea

Darya Orange County | Disneyland | Downtown Disney |Downey Civic Theatre

Fairmont San Francisco, Santa Monica, Newport Beach | Fullerton Civic | Four Seasons Santa Barbara | Fred Kavil Theatre Performing Arts Thousand Oaks

Greek Theatre | Garry Marshall’s Falcon Theatre | Gibson Amp Theatre Universal City | 

Grand Del Mar San Diego

Hilton Bayfront San Diego | Hilton LAX |Humming Bird Ranch | Hyatt Regecy Century Plaza

InterContinental Hotel on Avenue of the Stars

Kodak Dolby Theatre Los Angeles

Long Beach Performing Arts & Terrace Theatre | Lux Hotel Beverly

Mariott Irvine, Downtown LA | McCullum Theatre Palm Desert | Metropol Banquet Glendale

McKinney Theatre Mission Viejo |Morgan Wilson Theatre Santa Monica| 

Museum of the Arts San Diego | My Studios Club in Hollywood

Nokia Club LA LIVE

Olympic Collection | Orange County Pavillion Theatre |Orange County Performing Arts Center

Palladio Glendale | Pasadena Civic Center |Plumber Auditorium Fullerton

Richard Carpenter Performing Center Long Beach | Ritz Carlton (Marina Del Rey, Laguna Niguel) 

Rollin Stone Lounge Hollywood | Riviera Country Club, Brentwood

Saban Theatre | Sergerstrom Center for the Arts Costa Mesa |

Sinai Temple, Beverly | Sheraton LAX, and Downtown LA

Tom Ham’s Lighthouse San Diego| Thousand Oaks Philharmonic Recital Hall

Universal Hilton |  Universal Sheraton at Universal Studios

Warner Grand Theatre San Pedro |  Westin LAX, and San Diego | Westwood Memorial | Wilshire Theatre

Zipper Hall downtown LA 

 

Out of Town Venues (all over the WORLD):

Antalya, Turkey- Jolly Joker, Mardan Palace

Atlanta, GA- Ferst Center for the Arts

Canada- Edmonton Italian Cultural Center , Ottawa Sala San Marco

Dallas, TX-  Verizon Center Grand Prairie  

Dubai- Aviation Club for International Boxing Championship, Grand Hyatt

Frankfurt, Germany- Rhein Main Hallen Concert Hall

Ft. Lauderdale/Sunrise, FL - Bank Atlantic Center 

Hamburg,  Germany-  O2 World Hamburg Center Arena 

Houston- Jones Plaza

Jacksonville, FL- Veterans Mem Arena 

London- BBC BROADCASTING HOUSE 

Las Vegas- (Hard Rock, The Joint, Planet Hollywood, Mandalay Bay, Hyde at Bellagio, Paris, Mirage Theatre) 

Martha’s Vinyard, MA

Mobile, AL-  Civic Center

NewYork - Great Neck, Colbeh Kings Point

Orlando, FL-  Amway Arena

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico- boca de tomatlan

Savannah, GA- Savannah Civic Center 

Tampa St. Pete, FL-  Times Forum

Washington DC- andrew w mellon auditorium 

Teaching:

-Private lessons and instructions and master classes on all woodwinds, In person and Skype world-wide (2000- current)

-YULA Jewish High school woodwind master class/instructions (2011))

-USC Outreach program- teaching 3rd grade recorder class (2010)

-Woodwind master class - Tom Kubis' intro to music/music appreciation class at Golden West College, Huntington Beach, CA (2008)

-The Philharmonic Society Local 47- 

concerts and instrument clinics in Orange County districts, promoting music education (2008)

-Band Directing&Individual instruction- for small ensembles/chamber groups at Fountain Valley Music Studio, Fountain Valley, CA (2006)