Craig Thomson is a prolific performer, composer, recording artist and educator located in Western Canada.

Craig has built a reputation as an outstanding saxophonist who delights audiences with his robust, muscular tenor sound, which is fresh and exciting while maintaining a sense of being richly anchored in the jazz tradition.

Many of Craig’s students have distinguished themselves on a national and provincial level, receiving prestigious awards and accolades and being invited to play in various national and provincial honour bands. Craig’s students often have the privilege of choosing between competing offers from some of Canada’s top post-secondary music schools, many of which include impressive scholarship offers.

Whether in the field of jazz performance or education, Craig Thomson’s name is synonymous with warmth, excellence, style and sophistication. He is currently accepting bookings for festivals, clubs and jazz societies throughout the Pacific Northwest, and he accepts new private students on a selective basis.

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Dr. Gregory Yasinitsky

“Craig Thomson is a fantastic saxophonist with a muscular, rich sound and exciting, blues-drenched ideas. Also, he is one of Canada’s best music educators. I am proud to count him among my friends.”

Campbell Ryga

“The music community of the Okanagan Valley is extremely fortunate to have Craig Thomson to call their own. Craig continues to produce very fine contributors to the community through the wisdom of his gifted teaching abilities.”



Eleven original contemporary jazz tunes featuring the melodic, fiery saxophones of Craig Thomson (tenor and soprano saxophones) and his dynamic quartet. Featuring Neville Bowman (piano and rhodes), Bernie Addington (double bass), and Scott Gamble (drums).

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Craig Thomson is a sought-after educator with a track record of guiding students to success at the highest levels.


Many of Craig’s students have received scholarship offers from some of Canada’s top post-secondary music schools ranging from $2000 to $15,000 annually.

Awards & Accolades

A number of Craig’s students have received national and international awards and accolades at places like MusicFest Canada and the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival.

Honour Ensembles

Many of Craig’s students have been invited to play in various provincial and national honour ensembles at places like MusicFest Canada.

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