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Craig Jaster Quartet
Thursday, July 30, 2020: 8:00 PM
$20.00 Admission: BYOB: Air Conditioned
Craig Jasper
Pianist, singer & songwriter Craig Jaster is no stranger to the Freight Room, having gained attention performing with jazz artists including Delfeayo Marsalis, Philip Hamilton and New Hampshire’s Tall Granite Big Band, though he is best known for his work with Americana band The Buskers, with whom he has recorded four albums and performed here several times, as well as throughout New England.

He leads his new trio (Brendan Dowd on bass and longtime collaborator Tim Gilmore on drums) with an unpretentious, contagious sense of fun. Thegroup ranges freely from rollicking blues and funky, New Orleans-influenced jazz to Jaster’s inventive, emotionally honest, often funny original material, as well as offering unique interpretations of songs from the American songbook and artists like The Beatles and Stevie Wonder.