Craig Curry is the founding director of the Friends University Jazz Vocal Ensemble (“JVE”), which has developed a national reputation for excellence. In 2017, Curry was named composer-in-residence at Friends University in recognition of his work as a highly regarded and widely published composer and arranger. With hundreds of published pieces, Curry’s music is regularly performed across the U.S. and abroad. His recent choral publication “Jazz Gloria Deo” received an “Editor’s Choice” award from music retailer, J.W. Pepper. A versatile and skilled pianist, Curry frequently ministers in area churches performing with vocalist Earnest Alexander. Additional information on Curry is available at craigcurrymusic.com.
B.M., Wheaton College; M.M., University of Miami