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Craig has preform all over the world. Notable venues include: Alameda Jazz Festival, Asheville’s Bele Chere Festival, Birdland, 55 Bar, Greatest Bar on Earth, Knitting Factory, Marin County Jazz Festival, Meadowlands, Mercury Lounge, Metronome, Ortlieb’s Jazz Haus, Rehoboth Beach Jazz Festival, San Francisco Jazz Festival, and many others.
Acoustic & Electric Guitarist,Composer & Music Educator. Craig's early music influence came from his family; he grew up with Mom's jazz, R&B and soul records and his brother's Rock & Roll albums. Craig started playing guitar at the age of 9. In high school Craig started performing live with his first rock & roll band. He attended Berklee College of Music and studied with private teachers and attended workshops with great musicians including. Dave Creamer, Pat Metheny, Michael Brecker and many more. For the next 25 plus years Craig has become one of the most versatile guitarists playing many styles including Jazz, Classical, Bluegrass, Latin, Jam band, rock and Pop music. You can find him playing intimate solo gigs, with orchestras and band in all types of venues. He has toured in Europe, central America, the Caribbean, Asia and the USA. Besides performances in his original bands he also has performed or recorded with great musicians including Jeff Andrews, Dave Creamer, Vince DelGato, Joe Deninzon, Mark Egan, Ian Froman, Hans Glawischnig, Craig Handy, Molly Holm, Carol Lawrence, Donny McCaslin, Aaron Minsky, Danny Paradise, Bill Rogers, Bobby Rydell, Paul Simon, Ben Vereen Michael Wilcox, Creatrix, Hexbelt, Rural Free Delivery and others. Craig has also been a guitar instructor since the mid 80's
Private instruction and workshops with Pat Metheny, John Scofield, Dave Creamer, Michael Brecker and others Performance Experience. Extensive experience as a solo and ensemble guitarist, performing all genres of music. Appearances include tours in Europe, Central America, the Caribbean, Asia and throughout the United States. Live concerts and recordings include performances with: Jeff Andreas, Dave Creamers, Vince DelGato, Joe Deninzoa, Mark Egan, Ian Froman, Hans Glawischnig, Craig Handy, Molly Holm, Carol Lawrence, Donny McCaslin, Danny Paradise, Bill Rogers, Bobby Rydell, Ben Vereen, Michael Wilcox, and others. Notable venues include: Alameda Jazz Festival, Asheville’s Bele Chere Festival, Birdland, 55 Bar, Greatest Bar on Earth, Knitting Factory, Marin County Jazz Festival, Meadowlands, Mercury Lounge, Metronome, Ortlieb’s Jazz Haus, Rehoboth Beach Jazz Festival, San Francisco Jazz Festival, and many others. Founder and manager of original bands:Craig Graham Band, Creatrix and Rural Free Delivery, and others. Nationwide orchestra, classical ensemble, show band and musical theater experience. Teaching Experience- American Institute of Guitar, New York, 1999 to 2009 Professional Music Center, New Jersey, 1994 to 1999, Guitar Activity Center, California, 1989 to 1991, Kauai Music Studio, Hawaii, 1988 to 1989 Music Unlimited, Massachusetts, 1986 to 1988.
Learn a very straight forward approach by applying theory and technique to pieces of music. Learn how to improvise amazing solo's and compose your own music.By understanding the language of music, you can play any style of music and sound great.course's of study. Will work on music theory, technique, improvisation, reading, ear training, chords, chord inversions, chord melody, chords with bass lines, scales, arpeggios,song repertoire, composition & song writing. All levels accepted.
I'm very patient and fun. My concept is a very straight forward approach by applying theory and technique to pieces of music. The student learns proficiencies [scales, chords, theory, technique and more ] Develops a song list. With a check list of things to do with the songs. melody, chords , advanced chords , chord melody, improvisation, riffs Also we study composition and song writing.
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