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Craig Jaster is a jazz pianist, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and charter member of New England Americana band The Buskers (

In addition to piano, he plays acoustic/electric upright bass, accordion, and mandolin. A long-time resident of New Hampshire, he currently lives in Florence, Italy, returning to New England regularly to perform with The Buskers and with his trio. He has been blogging on intersections of music and his life since 2004.

The non-blogging Buskers are Kathy (Zimpfer) Sommer, fiddle; Paul Hubert, guitars; and various excellent drummers, including Tim Gilmore.


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