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Craig Jaster Trio
July 26, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Pianist and songwriter Craig Jaster plays, sings, and leads his trio with joy, wit, kinetic energy, and experienced disregard for boundaries between musical genres and eras. His blues-with-a-twist compositions and sharp, distinctive lyrics are influenced by Ray Charles, Dr. John, Randy Newman, Fats Waller, and Hoagy Carmichael. His voice, like his stage presence, is warm, clear and direct, and he thrives on the interplay with his sympatico and highly talented long-time drummer Tim Gilmore and bass player Brendan Dowd.
A native of Washington, D.C., he accompanied modern dance in New York City before moving to New Hampshire, where he has performed with Delfeayo Marsalis, Philip Hamilton, Tiger Okoshi, and Big Joe Burrell, and opened for Ray Charles, Dianne Reeves, Arturo Sandoval, and Maria Muldaur. He has also toured throughout New England and recorded four albums with Americana/roots band The Buskers. He is currently based in Düsseldorf, Germany.