Craig received his undergraduate degree in Jazz Performance from North Texas State University and Masters Degree from Arizona State University. He also studied at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and the Banff Center for the Arts. He was awarded music scholarships at each of these institutions. While in college he won numerous solo awards at jazz festivals throughout the country including: The Elmhurst Jazz Festival, The Notre Dame Jazz Festival, The Wichita Jazz Festival, The UT-Austin Jazz Festival, The University of Arizona –Flagstaff Jazz Festival and the University of California – Berklee Jazz festival. He was a winner of International Trumpet Guild Jazz Solo competition and leader/director of the first student combo chosen to perform at the International Jazz Educators Conference.

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Craig Fraedrich - 700 UL

Craig plays on

PMT - 700

Selected Albums


A Minor Matter


Christmas Time is Here


Come Sunday