Craig Scott is an accomplished drummer, and vibraphone player. His drummng credits include concert and club dates with such Canadian jazz luminaries as Tommy Banks, Oliver Gannon, Ian McDougall, Hugh Fraser, Campbell Ryga, PJ Perry, Brad Turner, and the Alan Matheson Septet and Nonet as well as international artists such as Randy Bachmann, Pat LaBarbara, Phil Woods, Allen Vizzutti, Chuck Israels, Frank Wes, Ernestine Anderson, Dianna Krall, Herb Ellis, Clark Terry, Larry Goldings, the HI-LOS, Dee Daniels, The Nylons, Joan Rivers, Don Rickles, Ashley McIsaac, Natalie McMaster and the late Harry “Sweets” Edison, Rosemary Clooney, Bud Shank, and Charlie Byrd. He is a regular at the Vancouver International Jazz Festival, and the Saskatoon “Sasktel”Jazz Festival.
Craig has extensive recording experience in television, film, radio and video games. He has been featured on radio programs such as Almanac, Hot Air, Jazz Beat, and West coast Performance. On television, Craig has played for the series Millennium, performed on Gabereau, and on film played for the movie Music of the Heart. As a session player, he has played on countless local independent jazz albums and has played drums on the video game Monsters Inc., and on the music software Band-In-A-Box. Craig played on Randy Bachmann’s album A JAZZ THING, and Craig is featured on two Ian McDougall albums, In A Sentimental Mood, and The Very Thought of You, which were both nominated for JUNO Awards.
As a vibraphone player, Craig plays in the Benny Goodman/ Lionel Hampton tribute band Slipped Disc and has his own quintet with saxophonist and impresario Cory Weeds.
Craig teaches at Vancouver Community College and occasionally writes for Modern Drummer, and Percussive Notes magazines.