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2023 Adjudicator


Sean Craig

Sean Craig is an educator and saxophonist based in Calgary, Alberta. He is a graduate of McGill University where he completed a Master’s degree in Jazz Performance. He also holds an education degree and works as a teacher for the Calgary Catholic School Board. 

He is an active member of the local Calgary music scene working with various artists and ensembles and performs regularly with Prime Time Big Band and The Calgary Jazz Orchestra. As an educator, Sean is in demand as a clinician and guest conductor. He held the position of artistic director of the JazzYYC Youth Lab Band from 2016-2020 and sits on the education and community outreach committee for JazzYYC. 

Sean has had the privilege to have toured and performed with many of North America's premiere jazz artists; a few highlights are The Christine Jensen Jazz Orchestra, Slide Hampton, Oliver Jones, Dave Liebman, Sean Jones, George Garzone, Ralph Bowen, Pete Christlieb, Tommy Banks, PJ Perry and Jens Lindemann. His saxophone can be heard on numerous recordings including movie soundtracks, jingles and various albums including Christine Jensen, Nikki Yanofsky, Jim Brenan, Corneille, Jacques Seguin, and his own Quintet.

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