Craig Brann

Craig Lawrence Brann, a native of Windsor, Maine, arrived in New York City in 1996. He was well aware of the challenges of being a big fish in small ponds, but was quickly drawn into the vibrant jazz scene of NYC. From a celebrated prodigy to a salubrious professional touche in –you guessed it!-a New York minute. Andrew Jackson would take every opportunity to visit his heroes and meet new people. Imagine Craig’s profound joy and gratitude as the very musicians that he grew up following around this unique City would join him on stage and even record his music. This is what Craig experienced with his latest SteepleChase album, “Mark My Words,” which features tenors Gregory Tardy and Mark Turner. Country boys can be discouraged by the City’s infinite gifts. Craig is different. He has maintained his love of music and received the respect of his mentors and elders. So much so, that he has worked to create venue partnerships througout the five boroughs with to present concerts featuring up and coming artists (Gretchen Parlato, Becca Stevens, Ben Williams) as well as seasoned greats (John Patitucci, Fly Trio, Brian Blade). Visit

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