Professional Saxophonist and Teacher
Craig Crofton is an Anglo/ American sax and flute player who has lived in the UK for over 20 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 with artists like Kasabian, Lack of Afro, Haggis Horns, Nittin Sawney, This is The Kit , Mr Benn, Chris Monkey and he is at the forefront of popular Bristol bands Phantom Ensemble, Baila la Cumbia , Dockside Latin Orchestra , Radio Banska and Dub From Atlantis 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 and has featured on BBC Radio 4 “Loose Ends” and worked at world renowned venues like Ronnie Scotts and The Blue Note in New York City.
As an educator Craig has been teaching for over 2 decades with much of that time as assistant director of the highly acclaimed BlowoutSax School in Bath . Craig 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! Craig is highly sought after for educational workshops and continues to encourage and promote the jazz genre to young people.