Craig McGorry is a saxophonist, composer, and educator based in New York City. He frequently performs in the tri-state area and has performed at various venues, including Cleopatra’s Needle, Miles Café, The Shrine, Arturo’s, Silvana and more.
Craig studied jazz/commercial music at Five Towns College, majoring in saxophone and piano, and has studied extensively with various masters over the years, including Mark Vinci, Travis Sullivan, Avram Fefer, and Marc Mommaas. His love for jazz and improvised music in general keeps him on a constant quest to advance as a musician, music listener, and composer.
A passionate educator, Craig has also trained in music education, including studying the Orff Method at The Eastman School of Music and receiving Kodaly Level III Certification from New York University. Craig holds a Master of Arts in Education from Mercy College and a Master of Arts in Liberal Studies from New York
University. By day, he teaches music in the NYC public schools, having entered through the New York City Teaching Fellows program in 2004. He has also taught at the East Coast Music festival, where he taught chorus, music theory, and improvisation skills to cello and violin students. In addition, Craig also teaches private saxophone lessons for children and adults and jazz workshops for children through New York Jazz Workshop.