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Craig Handy

Craig Handy

born on 25/9/1962 in Oakland, CA, United States

Craig Handy

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Craig Handy

Craig Mitchell Handy (born 1962)[1] is an American post-bop tenor saxophonist.[2]

Born in Oakland, California, Handy attended North Texas State University from 1981 to 1984, and following this played with Art Blakey, Wynton Marsalis, Roy Haynes, Abdullah Ibrahim, Elvin Jones, Joe Henderson, Betty Carter, George Adams, Ray Drummond, Conrad Herwig, Dee Dee Bridgewater, and David Weiss among many others. He is a member of the Mingus Big Band, Mingus Dynasty, and Mingus Orchestra.

Handy plays the role of Coleman Hawkins in the 1996 film Kansas City . He is credited for performing the Cosby Show season 6 theme.


As leader

Title Year of Release Label
Split Second Timing 1991 Arabesque
Introducing Three for All + One 1993 Arabesque
Reflections in Change 1999 Sirocco
Flow 2000 Sirocco

As sideman

With Charles Mingus

  • Epitaph

With John Scofield

  • Up All Night

With Abdullah Ibrahim

  • Mindif

With Joe Henderson

  • Big Band

With Freddie Hubbard

  • New Colors
  • On the Real Side

With Betty Carter

  • Droppin' Things


  1. Allaboutjazz
  2. [Craig Handy at All Music Guide Allmusic]
Further reading
  • Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians, Ninth edition, edited by Laura Diane Kuhn (born 1953), Schirmer Books, New York (2001)
  • The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz, Second edition, Three volumes, edited by Barry Dean Kernfeld (born 1950), Macmillan Publishers, London (2002)

External links

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