Craig Brenner: Exploring the Jazzy Side of Blues & Boogie Woogie Piano
Craig Brenner is a blues, boogie woogie and jazz pianist, composer, teacher, and recipient of Indiana Arts Commission grants. Based in Bloomington, IN, Craig leads Craig & The Crawdads, is a member of The Ragin' Texans, and has produced six CDs. The founder of Bloomington Boogies: The Bloomington Blues & Boogie Woogie Piano Festival, Craig's latest recording, Live At The Old Mint: Blues & Boogie Woogie Piano, was recorded at the Old U.S. Mint in New Orleans and at the Indianapolis Artsgarden, and features the late "Uganda" Roberts on congas and Lori Brenner on additional percussion.
Learn about, listen to, and watch Craig and his groups, check out his original piano music, and see why he performs around the world with other acclaimed blues, boogie woogie, and jazz musicians.
"Craig Brenner is a fine and funky pianist..." - Living Blues Magazine
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, musicians no longer perform in concert on a regular basis. This has eliminated our primary means of earning a livelihood. If you would like to make a donation in support of Craig, please click here.
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- Craig Brenner Boogie woogie, blues, jazz, stride, New Orleans, and barrelhouse piano
- Read a review of Craig's CD, Live At The Old Mint: Blues & Boogie Woogie Piano
- Craig & The Crawdads Foot-stompin' New Orleans R&B, Zydeco, blues, jazz, and swing
- Listen to Craig & The Crawdads play Craig's "Backstage Boogie"
- Craig & Lori Cocktail jazz, blues, swing, torch songs, and boogie woogie
- Bloomington Boogies: The Bloomington Blues & Boogie Woogie Piano Festival
- Download free sheet music for "Nathaniel"
- Download free sheet music for "The Crawdad Shuffle"