Craig Hara is a multi-faceted musician, educator and producer, playing Trumpet, Drums, Percussion, EVI (Electronic Valve Instrument), Guitar, Bass, Keyboards/Synthesizers and Vocals.
A member of the Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra for over 20 years, he has performed live and on recordings with various artists and groups (Laura Caviani, Mary Louise Knutson, Charles Lazarus, David Milne, River Falls Brass, the David Singley Trio, Pete Whitman, the Bad Habits Brass, Synergy, the Flashbacks, the Zebra Mussels, Zona, the Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra, the La Crosse Symphony, the Asia America Symphony, the Bach Society, the Minnesota Orchestra, the South Dakota Symphony, the Minnesota Opera, VocalEssence), on scores for motion pictures and television (Solstice, The Legend of EarthSea, Netforce, Phantom D, Chicago Hope, High Incident, Face/Off, Time Cop, Speechless, Death Wish IV), and has performed in North America, Japan, and Europe with many of the world's most eminent musicians (Leonard Bernstein, José Carreras, Amy Grant, Kiri Te Kanawa, Zubin Mehta, Itzhak Perlman, Helmut Rilling, Michael Tilson Thomas, John Williams, Louis Bellson, David Benoit, Bill Conti, Stanley Clarke, Chick Corea, Michael Davis, Mark Isham, Chuck Mangione, Donnie McCaslin, Bob Minzter, Doc Severinsen, Michael W. Smith, Mike Stern, Sarah Vaughn, Ernie Watts, Matthew Wilson).
Craig holds degrees from the California Institute of the Arts, and is on faculty at the University of Wisconsin at River Falls, and Hamline University.
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