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Craig Alston

Craig Alston is a multi-instrumentalist from Baltimore who is best known as the saxophonist for Fertile Ground. However, Craig is also very busy leading the Eubie Blake Legacy Band and performing under his own name. Early in his career, Craig studied Music Education at Morgan Sate University. During his tenure at Morgan State Craig's focus switched from being an educator to a performer. It was then that Craig turned his energy to perfecting his craft to be a world class jazz musician. After leaving college and performing with both national and local artist Craig joined the group Fertile Ground. Craig fell right into place with the group who's sound was influenced by Sade,Fela Kuti,Miles Davis quintet and Art Blakey and the jazz messengers.. As a member of Fertile Ground Craig has traveled to the United Kingdom (UK), Japan, Belgium, France, Croatia, Austria, and elsewhere sharing it's unique blend of jazz,soul and world music. The broad exposure has allowed him to learn and grow from the various musicians and styles encountered. Craig has never forgotten his roots in education and is the instrumental music teacher /musical Director for the Maryland summer center gifted and talented music program. His goal is to eventually finish his education degree and open a music school in the Baltimore metropolitan area. Previously Craig Alston has done work with David Murray, Oliver Lake, John Hicks,Jimmy Heath, Julie Dexter, the Basement boys, Dj Spen,Raheem Devaughn,Eric Roberson, Lafayette Gilchrist and Deborah Bond, and a host of others

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