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Donald Crawford Group

Jazz Band from Richmond, VA - Will travel up to 300 miles
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$1000 - $2000 per job
Jazz pianist and composer Donald L Crawford, Jr. was born December 28, 1978 in Richmond, Virginia. He has graduated from J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College with an Associate�s degree in music and is currently pursuing his jazz studies degree at Virginia Commonwealth University. Donald is a member of VCU�s Jazz Orchestra I (under the direction of Antonio Garcia) and has taken private lessons from pianists Eric Lyttle, Bob Hallahan, Russell Wilson, and Dr. Sonia Vlahcevic. The list of musicians with whom Donald has worked with and/or has studied with includes drummer T. Howard Curtis, alto saxophonist Steve Wilson, trumpeter Taylor Barnett, bassist Michael Hawkins, vocalist Terri Murphy, and others.

As of spring 2007 Donald has recorded and independently released two EPs which consists of all original compositions. Trialogue I (2006) featured the talents of bassist Matthew Hall and Billy Williams, Jr., and Trialogue II (2007) has Michael Hawkins on bass and Kelli Strawbridge on drums. Both CDs are available on Donald�s independent label DLCentric Music. Recently Donald has performed as pianist Jimmy Powers in the Lanie Robertson play "Lady Day At Emerson's Bar & Grill."

Donald is the recipient of several scholarships, including the 2006 Joseph J. Kennedy Scholarship award from the Richmond Jazz Society. Recently he has been performing regularly with the Katrice Johnson Band, who has opened up for jazz/R&B powerhouses Stanley Clarke & George Duke at Richmond�s Fridays at Sunset. Donald also leads his own trio and is a member of Richmond�s Jazz Composer�s Alliance. His musical influences are jazz greats such as Thelonious Monk, Horace Silver, Keith Jarrett, Wynton Kelly, Herbie Nichols, Andrew Hill, Miles Davis, Wayne Shorter, and Charles Mingus.

Some of the various venues in the Metro Richmond area where Donald has performed includes: Bistro Bethem, Blues Caf�, Bleu Bistro, Bogart�s Backroom, The Canal Club, Cary St. Caf�, Charley�s, Chord�s Restaurant, Emilio�s Tapas Bar, Fridays At Sunset at Kanawha Plaza, Fusion Jazz & Blues Club, The Hard Shell, Hyperlink Caf�, Jamestown Settlement Museum, The Jefferson Hotel, Pocahontas State Park, The Omni Richmond Hotel, The Richmond Coliseum, The Richmond Marriott, The Richmond Science Museum, Sam Miller�s Restaurant, Sycamore Rouge, The Tobacco Company, Twin�s Jazz Club, and The Upper East Side Lounge.

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We thoroughly enjoyed the performance. They were very attentive to our schedule making sure the music coincided with the program. They were on time and very polite. I would definitely hire this group again. This was my first scheduling with Gigmasters and it was a success. Thank You.

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I call them for a Party, my Goodbye party. And they are really professional! Amazing the capabilities to entertain all the 100 guest that I have at home. Excellent music, excellent communication, ready to fullfil all the needs that I had and to cooperate. I have only one word: Thank you for coming and to made my Goodbye party a so great memory. If you are looking for graet performers and for excellent music you have only to book them. Cristiano

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2008
Jan
5
Birthday Party (Adult)
Virginia Beach, VA
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
2007
Oct
27
Birthday Party (Adult)
Hampton, VA
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
2007
Jun
2
Private Party
Virginia Beach, VA
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2007
May
20
Fundraiser
Hopewell, VA
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2007
Feb
16
Private Party
Virginia Beach, VA
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
2007
Feb
10
Coffee Shop Event
Lynchburg, VA
9:00 PM - 11:30 PM
What's Going On
Marvin Gaye
Wave
Antonio Carlos Jobim
God Bless The Child
Arthur Herzog/Billie Holiday
Lonnie's Lament
John Coltrane
Smile Please
Stevie Wonder
'Round Midnight
Thelonious Monk
Searching
Roy Ayers
Take The A Train
Billy Strayhorn
What Is This Thing Called Love?
Cole Porter
Inner Urge
Joe Henderson
Proms
Weddings
Baby Showers
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Picnic
Bachelorette Parties
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Bat Mitzvahs
Bridal Showers
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Bachelor Parties
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Christenings
Conventions
Festivals
Fundraisers
Halloween Parties
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Kids)
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First Communions
Luau Parties
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Please note Donald Crawford Group will also travel to Highland Springs, University Of Richmond, Mechanicsville, Sandston, Glen Allen, Studley, Chesterfield, Midlothian, Chester, Quinton, Ashland, Hanover, Manquin, New Kent, Rockville, Charles City, Colonial Heights, Hopewell, Manakin Sabot, Doswell, Moseley, Oilville, Petersburg, Crozier, Fort Lee, Aylett, King William, Powhatan, Prince George, State Farm.
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