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Craig Jaster is a charter member of The Buskers, a jazz-infused folk/pop/roots band from New England (

He is a small bald guy who plays piano, acoustic/electric upright bass, accordion, and mandolin, sings, writes songs, and produced The Buskers’ second and third albums, now available on cdbaby. He lives in New Hampshire, where he also plays freelance jazz piano and Hammond organ and heads the performing arts department at the Sant Bani School. 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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