Kraig Greff

When musician extraordinaire Kraig Greff was a boy in Springfield, Illinois, he didn't worry about what he was going to be when he grew up. He already knew. By age five, he was studying classical accordion. At age 10, he was performing in clubs. His life was, and still is, about music.

This accomplished keyboardist has made a name for himself in the studio, in colleges and on the road, working with some of the best, from Della Reese to Diana Ross to the Baltimore Symphony. He writes music, and his original scores win awards. Kraig comes by this versatility through extensive and intensive experience. As a young man in his early 20s, he toured the United States with several New York-based show bands, honing his alreadyconsiderable skills on a Hammond B-3 organ.

Settling down with his wife Jacquie in Cincinnati, Ohio, in the 1980s and early '90s, Kraig broadened his connections and experimented with new music applications. He toured as pianist with Barry White and his Love Unlimited Orchestra and did a series of Yamaha-sponsored clinics on combining electronic and acoustic music with Michael Wolff, former music director of the Arsenio Hall Show. He recorded an independent album with world-renowned percussionist Ron Powell. During this same period, Kraig opened his business, Tonal Vision, a production house focusing on original music and audio for advertising, trade shows and other production work.

Relocating to Baltimore, Maryland, in the mid 1990s, Kraig expanded Tonal Vision and continued performing. In 1994, he toured with Diana Ross as her keyboard engineer.

The following year, he co-founded The Crawdaddies, a national touring band playing a mix of original Cajun, Zydeco, funk, swing, soul, reggae, roots and rock. In the late 1990's, he contributed music and audio to over 200 Discovery Channel programs. In 2005, Kraig performed as a guest artist with the Baltimore Symphony and has been invited back for a 2010 performance.

These days, Kraig and Jacquie (and their canine companions, Ginger and Bytely) share an historic townhouse on the Fell's Point waterfront in Baltimore with Tonal Vision's stateof- the-art production studio, including a Steinway concert grand piano. Kraig's jazz ensemble, the Kraig Greff Group, released their first CD, "Hammond' Eggs," in 2009. He also performs regularly with The Crawdaddies, writes music, and provides audio engineering services and mastering for a variety of clients. And he continues to win awards and recognition for his music.

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