Professional Saxophonist and Teacher
Craig Crofton is an Anglo American saxophonist and woodwind master who has lived in the UK for over 22 years and built up a great reputation for the power and ‘visceral excitement’ in his playing. A protégé of Marcus Printup (Lincoln Center Orchestra), he has come to develop a unique sound of his own that stands out in his many musical involvements.
Craig has featured on albums with international artists including Kasabian, Lack of Afro, Talisman, Nitin Sawhney, This is The Kit, Mr Benn, and he is at the forefront of famous UK acts including The Haggis Horns, Lack of Afro, Freight, Dub From Atlantis, Baila la Cumbia, Talisman, The Bruce Illet Big Band and Mr Benn, to name a few.
Craig has also shared the stage with jazz greats including Wynton Marselis, Maceo Parker, Dr Lonnie Smith, John Faddis, Pee Wee Ellis, has featured on BBC Radio 4 “Loose Ends” and has played Ronnie Scotts.
Outside of performing and recording around the world, Craig is also Assistant Director of the esteemed Blowoutsax School based in Bath. He’s been a teacher for nearly 20 years and has helped many of his students into world famous music programs including Trinity, Royal Academy, Royal Welsh, Leeds School of music and Chethams School of Music. As these young musician have come out of further studies they have turned into working professional musicians in their own right!