CKTPT
Cart 0

craig king trumpet

fullsizeoutput_1783.jpeg
 

about

line.png
IMG_0322.jpg

Craig lives in Greenville SC enjoying an active and varied performing and teaching career. He has degrees in trumpet performance from Yale University School of Music (MM) and Furman University (BM). As a freelancer he performs frequently with the Greenville Symphony Orchestra, GAMAC Orchestra, West End Brass Quintet and Greenville Brass Quintet, as well as the Spartanburg Philharmonic Orchestra, South Carolina Philharmonic, and Greenville Jazz Collective. Past highlights include performances at Avery Fisher Hall at New York City’s Lincoln Center, with the Moscow Chamber Orchestra, Broadway shows on local stops, Ringling Bros Circus, orchestras with Johnny Mathis, Edwin McCain, Bela Fleck, opening act for Wilco, winner of the Toad's Place Battle of the Bands in New Haven, CT with salsa band Sonido Unidad. 

Craig teaches trumpet at Converse College, Lawson Academy of the Arts, and North Greenville University where he also serves as Director of the Jazz Band and Jazz Combo. In the past he has taught Intro to Music and Jazz Appreciation courses at Furman and NGU. 

Released September 2017, his nine song album of original music Blue Metropolis is now available on CD, vinyl, and digital download (www.craigkingmusic.com). Upon release, the album was featured on WNCW's "New Tunes at Two" and included in a weekly highlight playlist by British alternative music blog For The Rabbits.

In his spare time, Craig is painting portraits (www.craigkingart.com), perfecting his from-scratch pizza recipes, indulging in cold brew coffee infusions, and singing Dylan tunes to the otherwise neglected houseplants.

 
line.png

album

line.png
 
Album

Blue Metropolis by Craig King

 
 
line.png

instruction

line.png
 
If you do the work you get rewarded. There are no shortcuts in life.
— MICHAEL JORDAN

I've done just about every wrong thing that a trumpet player can do. I stretched for high notes. I didn't warmup. I injured my lip, almost quit, labored on multiple embouchure setups, looked to mouthpieces and equipment for answers. Tried a rolled-out embouchure, rolled-in, puckered, high placement, low placement, side placements, excessive aperture control. It was a sad laboratory of trial-and-error experiments and I was the rat. 

But in the process I learned what it takes to play the instrument easily and effectively. I know how hard it can be. But I also know how easy it can be. 

I welcome students of all ages. The only requirement is a genuine hunger to learn and improve and a willingness to work. 

 
line.png

weddings

line.png
Everyone loved it, they loved your playing! ...What you did was just amazing, and I loved it, I loved everything.
— S.E., GREENVILLE, SC
You are the talk of the town. There are so many people who praised your performance. Even today I continue to hear compliments...Not only are you talented but also professional. There’s no question about it. We chose the best!
— MICHELLE M., GREENVILLE, SC

Contact me for info & availability. 

Name *
Name
Phone
Phone
Wedding Services

To confirm availability, please first contact me before purchasing a service. 

Service:
Quantity:
Add To Cart
line.png
 
 
line.png
 
hryjetl87gg-mink-mingle.jpg