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“The maturity of his vision for life and music is quite compelling, and is born out in the sound of his horn…he is destined, in my opinion, to touch many for the Lover of Souls.”  – Kirk Whalum, Grammy Award Winning Saxophonist & Composer

Tony Craddock, Jr. is an emerging jazz saxophonist/recording artist whose music uplifts people, just as a cold front lifts warm air. He is also the bandleader and musical director of Tony Craddock, Jr. & Cold Front.

Tony released his third studio album H2O on March 16, 2018, produced by his friend and mentor, chart-topping jazz guitarist Ken Navarro, and featuring Grammy Award-winning saxophonist Kirk Whalum on a soul-stirring arrangement of “Amazing Grace.”

To learn more about the H2O album story, click here.

H2and his previous albums H2Ohas aired on the Music Choice His previous albums x are on Pandora Radio and have aired on 45 radio stations throughout the United States, United Kingdom, and Spain. Christmas in the Air has also aired on The Weather Channel’s “Local on the 8s.”

Some of Tony’s performances include the National Anthem for the NBA and WNBA; venues in the Washington, D.C. Metro Area including Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club, Jazz in the Garden at the National Gallery of Art, U.S. Botanic Garden and the National Harbor; and special events in Michigan, Texas, and Georgia. He has also shared the stage with award-winning artists Ken Navarro, Kim Jordan, Ben Tankard, and Luther Barnes.

His passions for music and weather began at age eight, courtesy of the smooth jazz on The Weather Channel’s “Local on the 8s,” which eventually led him to Cornell University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Meteorology. After graduating, he founded the independent music label Cold Front Music with the mission of uplifting and inspiring people with music that allows them to see their lives through the weather.

Tony believes his music is all about the gifts with which God has blessed him. He hopes to create a sound with, “a consistent blend of melodic simplicity, technical creativity, and the depth and richness of Anita Baker’s voice.” Tony is a native of Northern Virginia and currently lives in the Washington D.C. area with his wife and daughter.

To view Tony’s press kit, click here.

“A warm night outside met a cool set inside, and the contrast was much appreciated — as was the impressive set by the weatherman with a penchant for sax and smooth jazz.” — Ronald Jackson, The Smooth Jazz Ride.