Craig W. McGorry is a tenor and soprano saxophonist and music educator. He is a co-founder and leader of Interchange Jazz, a jazz combo performing in various settings throughout New York City.
As a performer, he frequently organizes and plays in duo, trio, quartet and larger ensemble settings for cafes, restaurants, and private corporate and non-profit organization events. He also organizes weekly jazz workshops to work with other jazz musicians on the never- ending process of developing as improvisational musicians. As an educator, Craig is committed to bringing musical experiences to children. He is the instrumental music teacher at P.S. 90, The George Meany School in the South Bronx, NY.
In the late 1980s, Craig studied at Five Towns College of Music in the Jazz & Contemporary Music Performance program. He studied jazz harmony & theory there with such great teachers/musicians as Peter Rogine, Joe Carbone, Paula Berardinelli, Steve Kenyon and Robert Emery. Originally a keyboard major, Craig added saxophone in his second year, eventually deciding to focus primarily on saxophone. He finds that the time he spent studying keyboard continues to inform his saxophone playing and teaching. After college, he continued to study with such various NYC-based instructors as Paul Sullivan (Guitar), the late David Gross (Saxophone), Sam Kanter (Piano), Travis Sullivan (Saxophone) Mark Vinci (Saxophone), Dror Ben-Gur (Saxophone), and Avram Fefer (Saxophone).