Craig Henderson in the Lobby Lounge
~ 2018 Lobby Lounge Featured Artist ~
Craig Henderson is a 22 year-old pianist/vocalist born and raised in Victoria, British Columbia. He developed a love of music at an early age and started classical piano lessons at age six. At age twelve Craig began jazz piano lessons and was busking regularly at Summer markets by his early teens.
New horizons opened for Craig when he began singing at age 17. He was joined by his first jazz piano teacher Bill Kent on bass and his father Gordon Henderson on guitar to form the Craig Henderson Trio. They perform the music of Nat King Cole, Tony Bennett, Frank Sinatra and other artists with a love of the Great American Songbook. It wasn’t long before Craig was a regular performer at various Victoria venues including the Fairmont Empress, Pagliacci’s, the Chateau Victoria and Government House as well as performing at numerous private functions. He is the house pianist for the Jazz Vocal Night at Hermann’s Jazz Club.
In July 2016 Craig entered the Calgary Stampede Talent Search and was awarded First Runner-Up from a field of 300. Currently, he performs regularly in the Victoria area, both as a solo performer and with his trio. Craig recently released his first music video and continues to perform the music he loves as well as his original material with a new recording being undertaken in July for release in the fall.