Craig Brenan

Creative jazz trombonist and composer Craig Brenan has performed and recorded in a wide variety of settings from trio to large ensemble, and has been featured on over 20 albums as a composer and performer. Brenan was born in 1969 in Saskatoon Saskatchewan, Canada, and at the age of 12 he began his training on the trombone in Edmonton, Alberta. As a student Craig won a number of awards at national music festivals, and various other honors and grants came from both his jazz and classical music skills. In 1990, Craig created the creative opportunity orchestra, a diverse collection of musicians exploring a wide palate of musical styles and tastes. this ensemble would become the foundation for developing Craig’s musical identity. years later, thanks to a grant he received, Craig moved to Boston to work on his masters degree in jazz studies at the New England Conservatory. While in Boston, Craig studied with artists including Jerry Bergonzi, George Garzone, Bob Brookmeyer, Danilo Perez, Steve Lacy, George Lewis, Curtis Fuller, Gene Bertoncini, and Bob Moses.

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