Craig is also very much in demand as a solo pianist, with his virtuoso
ability and comprehensive knowledge of the entire jazz spectrum.
He is much sought after as a skilled accompanist to such star vocalists
as Stacey Kent and Tina May. His trios are regularly required to
back visiting American soloists at festivals and venues across the
country including Scott Hamilton, Ken Peplowski and Warren Vache.
Few British pianists have Craigs' thorough knowledge and grasp of
jazz styles. His love of the music shines through and he is a natural
at whatever he plays.
The Dart Valley Stompers was formed by Jeremy in July 2005 with the aim of playing lively, exciting music in the Traditional and New Orleans styles of jazz. Since its formation the band has proved to be hugely successful with a strong following throughout the UK. The Dart Valley Stompers is one of the most popular and busiest bands in the country regularly performing to capacity audiences at Jazz Clubs and Festivals both in the UK and abroad.
The front line features Jeremy Huggett on tenor sax, soprano sax, clarinet and vocals, Graham Trevarton on trumpet and vocals, and Ron Milford on trombone and vocals. The hard-driving rhythm section includes Howard Williams on banjo and guitar, Tony Mann on double bass and Chris Stockings on drums.
The band’s repertoire is firmly rooted in traditional and New Orleans jazz and is guaranteed to get your feet tapping and stomping – definitely a band not to be missed!