Charlie Zeleny (US)

Paiste Artist Since Jul 2007


18" RUDE China
20" Signature Dark Energy Dark Dry Ride Mark I
10" RUDE Splash
10" PST 5 Splash
10" PST 5 Splash
16" Signature Dark Energy Dark Energy Crash Mark I
8" Signature Splash
6" 2002 Bell Chime
18" Twenty Thin Crash
13" Signature Dark Crisp Hi-Hat
10" Signature Splash
17" Signature Reflector Heavy Full Crash
13" Signature Mega Cup Chime
6" 2002 Cup Chime
12/14/14" Noise Works Tripple Raw Smash
12" Signature Flanger Bell
19" Signature Reflector Heavy Full Crash
8" Twenty Splash
17" Twenty Thin Crash
10" Signature Dark Energy Dark Energy Splash Mark I
18" Signature Dark Energy Dark Energy Crash Mark I
22" Signature Dark Metal Ride
21" Signature Dark Energy Light Dark Ride Mark I
18" Signature Reflector Thin China
14" Signature Sound Edge Hi-Hat
20" Twenty China


Charlie Zeleny is a professional NYC Session Drummer who is also a music director, band leader and producer. He specializes in all styles of music especially Pop, Rock, Jazz, Fusion, Progressive Metal, Hiphop, Funk & R&B. Charlie Z has toured playing duo with Jordan Rudess, keyboardist of Dream Theater, and has also performed double drums with master drummer Terry Bozzio for The Drum Channel.

Charlie Z has played sold out shows at Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall, opening for Bon Jovi at El Coliseo de Puerto Rico and at The International Photography Awards at American Airlines Theater in NYC. He has also played at Z100's Zootopia Concert at The IZOD Arena, The Bowery Ballroom NYC, Avatar Recording Studios, Cove City Sound Studios, BB Kings Blues & Jazz Club & The Knitting Factory NYC & LA.

Charlie has also played in 39 US states, 13 Countries and on over 20 full albums and is on tracks on over 35 different records. He can be seen and heard on MTV, VH1, XM & Sirius Satellite Radio, Oxygen TV, CBS Morning Show and on Tone Maker DJ Ringtone Creator featuring Method Man and Ceelo from Gnarls Barkley. He has opened for national artists Akon, Bowling for Soup, The Blue Oyster Cult, Between the Buried and Me & Bon Jovi.

In addition to being a session drummer, Charlie is a member of the internationally acclaimed band Blotted Science with Ron Jarzombek of Spastic Ink and Alex Webster of Cannibal Corpse and was also an original member of Behold the Arctopus signed to Metal Blade Records.

Charlie Zeleny also endorses Sonor Drums/Pedals/Hardware, Vic Firth Drumsticks, Evans Drumheads, Protection Racket Bags & Rhythm Tech Percussion.