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Live Music every night Tuesday through Sunday. Local, National, and International. Comfy sofas, atmospheric lighting and delicious drinks. In the basement, 118 Tory St

Craig Walters

Saturday July 2nd 8 pm 

We at Happy are very proud to host Tenor Virtuoso Craig Walters playing with Wellington's go to heavy weight rhythm section.

Craig Walters Tenor Saxophone
Anita Schebe: Piano
Paul Dyne: Bass
Roger Sellers: Drums

Doing a mixture of standards and originals.

" Saxophonist Craig Walters has emerged as one of the country's strongest voices" .
Sydney Morning Herald

Craig Walters
Born in Dunedin in 1961 Craig studied with Jerry Coker in 1982 and at Berklee College of Music in Boston in 1983 and in New York with George Coleman and Steve Grosseman. Craig has lived in Sydney since 1985

Craig has performed with Bob Mintzer, Miichael Bublé, Harry Connick jnr, Louie Bellson, Billy Cobham, Cleo Lane & John Dankworth, Bobby Shew, Jim Pugh, Chuck Findlay, Bill Reichenbach, Bob Florence, Rob McConnel, Jim McNeely, Buddy DeFranco, Joe Williams, the Pitzarelli Brothers, Rex Richardson, The Four Tops and the Temptations

Australian Groups include:
Don Rader Quintet (curently), The Mike Knock Quartet, Dave McCrae Quintet, Mark Isaacs Quartet.

Big Bands Include:
 The Sydney All Star Big Band, 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 Performances include: Marcia Hynes, Tom Burlinson

Craig has performed at the: Montreux Jazz Festival (80 & 81), Jazz Yatra Festival India,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,  Bombay, Delhi, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Singapore, Switzerland, Vancouver Canada, & Australia & New Zealand.