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Sunday, 02 March 2008 19:13

Jay Craggs - Guitar, Vocals

Jay has shared the stage, recorded with, or opened for many jazz, rock, and entertainment notables including Wynton Marsalis, Chick Corea, Buddy Rich, Yellowjackets, Alan Holdsworth, Paul Pesco, Kansas, Bobby Shew, James Moody, Bob Mintzer, Jim Pugh, Frank Mantooth, Phil Collen, Rare Silk, Ryan Truesdell, Jeff Tyzik, Chris Vadalla, Ritchie Cole, Steve Houghton, Dennis DiBlasio, Steve Wiest, Ernie Adams, Rich LIttle, Lee Meriwether, Mary Karlzen, Tommy Holland, and many others.

Jay is also a technology geek. As an educator, Jay has taught college music & technology courses, developed curriculum, and has presented clinics & lectures across the country.  He has published guitar and technology-related magazine articles and has worked with a variety of national acts as a sound designer and audio consultant including Adrian Belew, Rush tour, Prince tour, David Bowie tour, Living Colour, Lou Reed tour, Night Ranger, Frank Mantooth, the Tom-Tom Club, Al DiMeola, and others.

Film Credits include soundtrack audio engineering contributions to the 2010 International Emmy Award winner “The World According to Ion B", an HBO Romania documentary.  Album credits for performing or engineering include Better Way, by the group Dyad (Stoic, 2003), Cloud Faktory, & Play On by the group Retrobeast (Earth Island Records, 2003, 2005), Sophisticated Lady by Frank Mantooth (SeaBreeze, 1995), Stain by Living Colour (Epic,1993), and producer and engineering credits on many regional and local artist CD projects. Jay's first solo album, "Land Ho" (Stoic, 1994), featured pianist Frank Mantooth, bassist Larry Gray, trumpeter Jeff Tyzik, drummer Dave Mancini, and Jay's original music.

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