Saxophone & Clarinet

Saxophone, Clarinet & other woodwinds instructors:

Craig Durst – B.M.

Saxophonist:  Craig Durst was born in Michigan.  He graduated from Interlochen Arts Academy in High School.  He then continued his classical studies at the University of Michigan and included jazz studies at Azusa Pacific University and there graduated in 1981 B.A..  He also studied with LA’s legend jazz educator Charlie Shoemake which launched him into the jazz world as a highly acclaimed saxophonist and commercial artist. Craig is also a studio audio engineer and not only has produced 100’s of music projects but he has engineered audio for television shows such as Good Housekeeping series and voice over works with actors such as Isaiah Washington (Grey’s Anatomy) and William Sanderson (Deadwood).  He has taught music for over 34 years including a residency teaching saxophone ensemble at Mt San Antonio College. Craig performed with The Temptations last summer and currently performs weekly with the 2AZZ1 band and other artists besides his on going studio work.



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