Charles Burchell, also known as BLVK SAMuRal, is a jazz drummer, hip hop producer, composer and educator. Born in New Orleans, the 25-year-old grew up around second line parades, gospel and R&B. Charles has recorded and produced albums with Wessell Anderson, Delfayo Marsalis, Ran Blake, Ciel Rouge, and his own band, The Love Experiment. He has performed at festivals around the world with artists Christian Scott, Wes Anderson, Antonio Hart, Donald Harrison, Victor Goines, Delfayo Marsalis, Jason Marsalis, Teodross Avery, and Amadee Castinell. Recently, he completed the Masters of Arts in Education program at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. He is currently teaching music production at Carnegie Hall and performing actively in New York, NY.