Hayan Charlston is a woodwind specialist , performer, song writer, contractor, and educator. Holding a B.M. and M.M. degree in music performance, she is CEO and founder of her company HCwinds which provides entertainment services for various events. Because of her versatility, she performed in various different musical settings and groups playing many styles of music in live performances and recording sessions.
HC has worked with and contracted for some of the current popular Persian artists. She played at countless local and out of town venues/places, from The Greek Amphitheater, Gibson Amphitheater and many local 5-star resorts/theaters in CA to exotic countries like Dubai.
HC’s performances has been reviewed by LAweekly, Examiner, Glendale News Press, Musicals in LA, StagesceneLA, and appeared in Jazztimes magazine as Dakota Sax artist (June and September 2012 issues). Smooth jazz single “Shoreline Sunrise” performed by Hayan Charlston aired on the Smooth Jazz Show 98.9 WOWE Jamz in 2012 in Michigan.
She can also be seen in some TV shows and independent films like CSI Miami, Teen Wolf, Two Broke Girls, ER, What About Brian, Without a Trace, United States of Tara and Sweet 16. Ms. Charlston’s teaching experience includes directing community bands, chamber groups, private instructions at music studios in CA.. Her Master Class and woodwind clinic experience includes holding Master Class concerts and woodwinds demonstrations to schools in the Orange County district supported by The Philharmonic Society of Local 47, Master Class for Tom Kubis’ intro to music appreciation class at Golden West College, woodwind clinic concert at the YULA Jewish high school in Beverly Hills and also taught at many elementary schools in the downtown Los Angeles district through USC Outreach program.
She is still currently active with master classes and private and group instructions. HC is always working on many different projects at HCwinds Entertainment, which offers various entertainment services and packages for all occasions and shows like Groovin Touch, Illustrious Sound, Emerald*Horns) while collaborating with other creative artists, bands, DJs, and entertainment companies.
Hayan performs exclusively and endorses Sax Dakota model Saxophones: SDA-XG-404 & SDT-XG-606.