Craig Brenner

Passages (Craig Brenner Music)

Called “a fine and funky pianist” by Living Blues, Craig Brenner grew up in Florida, where he studied piano with Elizabeth Fishbein and jazz with Wally Cirillo. At the Indiana University School of Music he studied piano with Enrica Cavallo, improv with David Baker, and composition with John Eaton. After leaving school he began playing blues and boogie woogie, and in 2015 began The Bloomington Blues & Boogie Woogie Piano Festival. With 7 recordings, his most recent is Passages. Along with performing and recording with Craig & The Crawdads and The Ragin’ Texans, Craig composes, arranges, and teaches.

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Craig Brenner - Piano, Vocal
Lori Brenner and Merrill Garbus - Vocal (Merrill Garbus appears courtesy of 4AD)
Nate Brenner and Ron Kadish - Bass
Dan Hostetler and Tim Brookshire - Drums
Mike Baker and Gordon Bonham - Guitar
Joe Donnelly and Jake Belser - Sax
Dena El Saffar - Violin and Viola
Kyle Quass - Trumpet
Dave Pavolka - Trombone

Track Listing

  1. 1 Life Is Precious 5:49
  2. 2 Tut's Boogie Woogie 4:15
  3. 3 No One Should Die Alone 2:50
  4. 4 Spring Is Near 8:13
  5. 5 Some Sexy Blues for Ya Right Here, Y'all 6:22
  6. 6 Paradiddle Boogie Woogie 3:38
  7. 7 For My Brother 4:31
  8. 8 Looking for a Job 3:31

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