You’ve heard the phrase “Jack of all trades; Master of none.” For Craig Murray, use this one instead: Jack of All Trades – Master of ALL of them! More than a bassist, he’s also an arranger, composer, groundbreaking educator and producer. He also plays every brass, single-reed and string instrument you care to name. While studying his BA and MA in Music Composition, Craig’s main instruments were Euphonium for classical ensembles, trumpet for jazz and contemporary ensembles, tenor (voice) for vocal jazz ensembles and, of course, bass guitar.
He has studied with such notables as Dr. David Colson (Composition – CSU Chico), Dr. Stephen Blumberg (20th Century Composition for small ensembles – CSU Sacramento), Kerry Marsh (Vocal Jazz Arranging and Jazz Vocals – UNC Greeley), Dr. Jeremy Fox (Vocal Jazz Arranging – SWiCC), Jason Alex Smith (Jazz keys and Vocal Jazz Arranging – SWiCC – PM Singers), Mark Godfrey (Trumpet – Claude Gordon Master Instructor), and Matt Robinson (Bass).
A music teacher at Rio Linda High School (Sacramento area, CA), Craig created one of the first “Rock School” programs in the country. He has taught live and studio recording with current recording software and concepts, as well as running the vocal jazz program. His vocal arrangements and small ensemble pieces have been performed in numerous prestigious concerts and competition events. He currently has four arrangements that have been approved by Hal Leonard Publishing for sale.
A long-time user of David’s designs, Craig currently uses our DNS-210 and DNS-112 cabinets and DNA-800 amplifier. “This combination works extremely well regardless of genre – Rock, Pop, Jazz, Blues or Country… I love the sound of my DNA rig. It’s everything I need and everything I want in a bass amplifier!”
Check out Craig’s band Crash the Machine… https://www.facebook.com/pg/Crash-The-Machine-114441685307608/about/?ref=page_internal
Craig endorses DNA Bass Amplifiers | MTD Kingston & USA Basses | MTD Strings | Bartolini Bass Pickups