Primary Instrument: Trombone
Trombonist, composer and educator Craig Brenan has been an active performer throughout Canada. A graduate of the New England Conservatory where he received his Master's degree in Jazz Performance, Craig has had the opportunity to work and study with George Russell, Slide Hampton, Bob Brookmeyer, Danilo Perez, George Garzone, Jerry Bergonzi and Marty Ehrlich. Craig Brenan is also the first trombonist in Canada to perform with a complex system of digital harmonizers and looping devices, creating a new sound for the trombone. Craig is a member of the Modo Trio which released a self titled CD in 2001.
Craig has appeared with almost every jazz musician and jazz group in Edmonton, including the Tommy Banks Big Band, latin group Bomba!, and groups outside of Edmonton, including the Bob Brookmeyer Big Band, Jim McNeely Big Band, the Gunther Schuller Jazz Orchestra and the Hugh Frazer Orchestra.