Craig Brenner: Exploring the Jazzy Side of Blues & Boogie Woogie Piano
"Craig Brenner is a fine and funky pianist..." - Living Blues Magazine
Craig is a blues, boogie woogie and jazz pianist, composer, teacher, and recipient of numerous arts grants. Based in Bloomington, IN, Craig leads Craig Brenner & The Crawdads, is a member of The Ragin' Texans, and has produced seven CDs. He is the founder of Bloomington Boogies: The Bloomington Blues & Boogie Woogie Piano Festival.
Craig's latest recording is Passages, eight original tunes (jazz, blues, boogie woogie and some surprises). CDs of Passages are available at a reduced pricein Bloomington, IN. at Landlocked Music. CDs and downloads are also available here.
Listen to "Looking for a Job," produced by Nate Brenner, on Passages. Passages features a crew of outstanding musicians. The recording is possible in part thanks to the Indiana Arts Commission, which receives support from the State of Indiana and the National Endowment for the Arts. To learn more about Passages and Craig's grant-funded project, click on News. Read an article about the grant and Passages by Connie Shakalis in the Aug. 23, 2020 Bloomington Herald-Times.
Due to COVID-19, 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.
Click below for information about
- 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"