Craig Pedersen – Trumpet (3 Octobre / October 3rd)



Award winning trumpet and composer Craig Pedersen is one of Eastern Canada’s busiest creative musicians.  Since moving to Ottawa from Victoria, BC in 2006, he performed with nearly every major jazz and classical ensemble in town, was an active freelance musician and has co-founded a twice-a-month improvised music concert series which features improvising musicians in Ottawa, Canada and Internationally. A new resident of Montreal, he is active in the jazz and improvised music scenes. A 2012 and 2013 City of Ottawa Arts Grant recipient, a 2011 Canada Council Professional Musician grant winner, 2009 participant in Dave Douglas’ International Workshop in Jazz and Creative Music in Banff, AB, and 2009 participant at Ed Carroll’s Center for Advanced Musical Studies at Chosen Vale, Craig has quickly become an indispensable musician in the Ottawa, and eastern Canadian music scene.  His quartet’s debut album, Days Like Today was the #1 Jazz Album of 2012 on the Earshot Charts. He currently studies in New York City with John McNeil.

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