Craig Handy

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Craig Handy
Born 1962 (age 55–56)
Oakland, California, U.S.
Genres Jazz
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Saxophone
Website www.craighandy.com

Craig Mitchell Handy (born September 25, 1962)[1] is an American tenor saxophonist.[2]

Born in Oakland, California, he attended North Texas State University from 1981 to 1984, and following this played with Art Blakey, Wynton Marsalis, Roy Haynes, Abdullah Ibrahim, Elvin Jones, Joe Henderson, Betty Carter, George Adams, Ray Drummond, Conrad Herwig, Dee Dee Bridgewater, and David Weiss among many others. He is a member of the Mingus Big Band, Mingus Dynasty, and Mingus Orchestra.

Handy plays the role of Coleman Hawkins in the 1996 film Kansas City . He is credited for performing the Cosby Show season 6 theme.

Discography[edit]

As leader[edit]

Title Year of Release Label
Split Second Timing 1991 Arabesque
Introducing Three for All + One 1993 Arabesque
Reflections in Change 1999 Sirocco
Flow 2000 Sirocco
Craig Handy & 2nd Line Smith 2014 Okeh/Sony

As sideman[edit]

With Cecil Brooks III

With Betty Carter

With Ray Drummond

With Joe Henderson

With Freddie Hubbard

With Bobby Hutcherson

With Abdullah Ibrahim

With Charles Mingus

With John Scofield

With Charles Sullivan

With Jack Walrath

References[edit]

  1. ^ "All About Jazz". All About Jazz. Retrieved 2016-11-14. 
  2. ^ Scott Yanow. "Craig Handy | Biography & History". AllMusic. Retrieved 2016-11-14. 

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