Charles Cochran has been a mainstay at New York parties and nightclubs for the last three decades. He has a distinctive style and a jazzy chord sense. He's released several albums, including two on Fred Astaire's label and two for Audiophile. Cabaret legend Bobby Short said Cochran is "blessed with that easy, easy projection. I've always envied Charlie's ease with singing." As Charles Passy wrote in The Palm Beach Post, "The key to Cochran's gift is that ease -- he's got an almost conversational way with a song, putting a lyric across without any sense of ego. (A better contrast to Cochran than Short might be Michael Feinstein, an artist who never lets you forget that Michael Feinstein is singing the song.) If anything, what seems to motivate Cochran is an encyclopedic knowledge of the music and a desire to share it before it's forgotten."