Chuck Israels
Born: 1936

Bassist and composer, Chuck Israels was raised in a musical family. His step-father, Mordecai Bauman
is a singer who performed extensively with composer Hanns Eisler and who, along with Chuck’s
mother, Irma Commanday, created a home environment in which music was a part of normal daily
activity. Paul Robeson, Pete Seeger and The Weavers were visitors to the Bauman home and the
appearance of Louis Armstrong’s All Stars in a concert series produced by his parents in 1948 gave
Chuck his first opportunity… Continue

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