Trumpeter Mike Booth has maintained a freelance career performing a wide variety of music. Before locating to Europe Mike performed with Cats Away, Netherworld Dancing Toys, Dave Dobbyn and many other familiar NZ icons.
Mike lived in the Netherlands until 2008 playing with the Dutch pop band de Dijk, the Dutch Jazz Ochestra, (Will Saldon’s) Glenn Miller Orchestra amongst many others and lectured at the Rotterdam and Alkmaar Conservatories there.
Returning to NZ early in 2008 Mike teaches (NZSM Auckland and Wellington; Auckland University; High School itinerate in Auckland and Hamilton), has co-founded the Auckland Jazz Orchestra, and performs with a wide variety of musicians including Tui Jazz award winners Phil Broadhurst, Nathan Haines, and Rodger Fox. Mike currently plays with the Walters/Booth project, Santiago All Stars and the Superhero Second Line Band.
" Saxophonist Craig Walters has emerged as one of the country's strongest voices" .
Sydney Morning Herald
Craig studied with Jerry Coker in 1982 and received a scholarship to study at Berklee College of Music in 1983.
Teachers include: Billy Pierce, Bruce Nyfong, Andy McGee and breifly with Joe Viola
additional lessons in New York with George Coleman and Steve Grosseman
Craig has worked professionally in Sydney since 1985.
Craig has performed with:
Bob Mintzer, Miichael Bublé, HarryConnick jnr, Michael Feinstein,
Louie Bellson, Billy Cobham, Cleo Lane & John Dankworth,
Bobby Shew, Jim Pugh, Chuck Findlay, Bill Reichenbach, Bob Florence, Rob McConnel,
John Riley, Jim McNeely, Buddy DeFranco, Joe Williams, the Pitzarelli Brothers,
The Four Tops and the Temptations, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, Michael Bolton.
Local Jazz Groups include:
Don Rader Quintet (currently), Mike Knock Quartet, Dave McCrae Quartet / Quintet, Mark Isaacs Quartet, Craig Scott Quintet, Paul MacNara Quartet
Big Bands Include:
The Sydney All Star Big Band, Sydney Jazz Orchestra, Sydney Festival Orchestra, James Morrison Big Band,
John Morrison Big Band, John Hoffman Big Band, Ten Part Invention,
Bob Coassin Big Band, New Zealand Youth Jazz Orchestra, Rodger Fox Big Band.
Other groups & Artists include:
Tom Burlinson, Marcia Hynes, Tina Arina, Steve Clisby, African Band "Bu Baca"
Dynamic Hepnotics, Mighty Reapers, Rhonda Birchmore, Doug Parkinson, Doug Williams, Jeff Duff,
Tommy Tycho Orchestra, Trevor Griffen Sextet, Blaine Whitaker Sextet.
Theatre Productions Include:
"Frank" The Sinatra Story in Song (Tom Burlinson) and "Now We're Swingin' ,
Grease, Fame, The Rocky Horror Show, Jerry Springer Opera.
Craig has performed at the:
Montreux Jazz Festival (80 & 81), Jazz Yatra Festival India(94), Wangaratta Jazz Fest, Bellengen Jazz Fest, Manly Jazz Fest, Wellington International Jazz Fest, Christchurch Festival of the Arts, Nelson Jazz Festival, the Sydney Festival,
Craig has performed in:
London, New York, Los Angeles, India, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Singapore, Switzerland, Vancouver,
Australia & New Zealand
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