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Craig Akin

Primary Instrument: Bass

Born: April 5, 1973    

Craig Akin

Craig Akin is an in-demand upright and electric bass player living in New York City. Between 1997 and 2007 he averaged 270 gigs a year in his musical hometown of Kansas City. There he developed his rhythm and tone while playing or recording with nearly everyone on the jazz and blues scene. Craig has also performed with emerging pop and indie songwriters as well as legendary jazz artists including Tim Hagans, Pete Christlieb, Frank Mantooth, John McNeil, Dick Oatts, Karrin Allyson, Gary Foster, Bobby Watson, Dave Pietro, Claude Williams, Ken Peplowski, among others.

To continue his growth as a musician, Craig moved to New York in 2007. He honed his skills even further with the help of Jay Anderson, Scott Colley, and Larry Grenadier. Craig was thrilled to be able to study with legendary Miles Davis bassist, Ron Carter, for two years....
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”Craig's time is so solid, I have relied on him in the studio and live shows for years. His ideas are always inspiring me and the rest of the band through his patience and refreshing playfulness.”

Brandon Draper, drummer, composer, producer, educator Kansas City, MO ________________________________________________________

“Craig is a true professional, always prepared, always engaged, a stellar musician, and genuinely great guy.”

Little Embers New York, NY ________________________________________________________

“I'm very happy to have gigged and recorded with Craig Akin...

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