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Video: CP4 @ Bar Ste-Angèle, Quebec


Le <<Craig Pedersen Quartet>> est excité de jouer au BAR STE-ANGELE a Québec, Le 8 et le 9 fevrier, 2013, 22h. Au plaisir de vous y voir!

The Craig Pedersen Quartet is excited to play at BAR STE-ANGELE in Québec City, February 8th and 9th, 2013, 10pm!

When: February 8/9, 2013, 10PM
Where: Bar Ste- Angèle, 26 rue Sainte-Angèle, Quebec, QC

Music in Video:

New Freygish Tune

Craig Pedersen, trumpet, composition, recording
Linsey Wellman, alto saxophone
Joel Kerr, double bass
Mike Essoudry, drums

Matt Ouimet, mixing


Video by Craig Pedersen using Frameographer + iPhone (

#1 Celebration: Free quartet album download

Hi everyone!

I’m super happy to that the CP4 album, Days Like Today, charted as the #1 Jazz Album of 2012 on !earshot.

To celebrate, I’m giving away free downloads of the album until January 13th, 2013.  Head to to get your copy.

Thank you again to all you who supported the album last year.  I want to give a special shout out to François at Douze Pouces, Ellwood Epps at L’envers, and Kristiana in Kingston.  They’ve all really helped the Quartet gain their legs outside of Ottawa, whether through the radio or helping with shows.

Finally, I made this video to commemorate the occasion.

CP4 on CBC, Friday December 7th

The Craig Pedersen Quartet is happy to announce that we’ll be playing live on CBC Radio’s All in a Day this coming Friday December 7th, at 4pm, as part of their Shepherds of Good Hope fundraiser.

Check out the video I made to promo it!  Feel free to share with your friends.


Information about donating can be found here:

Contest information (including how to win a ticket to the event) here:

Finally, head to for program information, including live-streaming, and radio frequency!



Holy crud! CD release Sunday May 20th

On May 20th, I am proud to release my solo trumpet disc, Grey Areas, in an extremely limited artist edition of 25 discs. The recording was my prime focus for the month of March, where each day I wrote, recorded and refined a new piece until I arrived at these compositions. The music of Grey Areas draws heavily on contemporary practice in trumpet playing and improvisation and explores the integration of non-binary intellectual discourse in every day life. They strive to get to the core of traditional song forms, while at the same time blowing them wide open to show how, like in life, the most interesting parts are the in-between areas, or the shades of grey, where more is alike than different.

Since recording, I have been designing and manufacturing the package. All the packaging has been painstakingly hand-crafted, from hand-folding the envelopes, to unique hand-painted watercolour covers, individually handwritten tracklistings and individually hand-written scores/notes for each piece on the album. Each package also comes with printed liner notes explaining the project. Once all 25 packages are gone, they will be gone for good.

I’m extremely excited for this project, and hope that you can make it out.


Date – Sunday May 20th
Place – IMOO @ Umi Café (610 Somerset St W)
Time – 7-9pm.
Cost – $5/pwyc

Check out this great video documenting the project, made by my good friend Pixie Cram.

Finally, an update!

Hi everyone!  After a very busy last 2 months, I’ve finally got some down-time to update my website.

Check out the new logo up top, thanks to the brilliant Morel McMaster!  Events are updated, I have a new bio, the discography page is expanded, I’ve changed my projects and teaching page, and added a new recordings to the Weddings and more! section, featuring guitar wizard and super-cool-dude Lucas Haneman.

You can hear the new tracks right here:

There Will Never Be Another You: 

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The Blues Walk: 

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I also made this super cool video promo for the Ottawa Winter Jazz Festival:




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