Born: November 8, 1983 Primary Instrument: Trumpet
Award winning trumpet and composer Craig Pedersen is one of Canada's busiest creative musicians. Since moving to Ottawa from Victoria, BC, via Montreal three years ago, he has released three discs, with 2 more in the works, and has co- founded a twice-a-month improvised music concert series which has features the finest improvising musicians of Ottawa/Outaouais.
A 2011 Canada Council Professional Musician grant winner, 2009 participant in Dave Douglas’ International Workshop in Jazz and Creative Music in Banff, AB, and 2009 participant at Ed Carroll’s Center for Advanced Musical Studies at Chosen Vale, Craig has quickly become an indispensable musician in the Ottawa music scene.
Awards:2011 Canada Countil Professional Musician Grant Winner.
He is a calm, thoughtful trumpet player with the technique of a studied traditional brass player and an ear for all the fresh sounds that are coming out of the improvised world. - Petr Cancura (Programming Director, Ottawa Jazzfest)
Since his arrival a few years ago to Ottawa, trumpeter Craig Pedersen has jolted the city's creative music scene with both his energetic playing and organizing. - Peter Hum (www.jazzblog.ca)
Les quatre prochaines années seront bien dures sur la colline parlementaire, heureusement Craig Pedersen veillera. Trompette en main. - Douze Pouces (CiSM radio, Montreal)
Early Winter (independent, 2011)
Stuart Lake (independent, 2011)
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Willing to teach:
Advanced students only.