Craig Martin Experience To Play For Los Alamos Arts Council’s Second Brown Bag Pre-Recorded Performance

CME at overlookThe Craig Martin Experience is slated to play for the Second Brown Bag performance of the 2020-2021 season. Courtesy photo


Los Alamos Arts Council is extremely excited to bring the Second Brown Bag Performance of 2020-2021 season. The Craig Martin Experience has prepared a lively performance for our community to enjoy. Due to social/physical distancing, the group cannot perform in person. Instead, they (have provided a pre-recorded performance. It can be seen at: LAAC will host a watch party on Facebook at 12 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 2.

The Craig Martin Experience (CME) came together in late 2010 as a loose assemblage of local musicians interested in sharing ideas on jazz performance. Since then (until social distancing), the group has gathered once a week to hone their jazz chops and to enjoy each other’s talents.

The band members are Craig Martin on tenor saxophone, Quinn Marksteiner on alto sax, Carl Hagelberg on trumpet, Mike Rogers on guitar, Aaron Anderson on keyboard, Rob Heineman on bass, and John Frary on drums.

CME’s repertoire is an eclectic mix of about 60 tunes from the 1930s to the present. It’s a collection of old-fashioned swing from the thirties and forties, classic hard bop from the fifties and sixties, funky jazz from the seventies and eighties, and a smattering of salsa-influenced Latin tunes from the present. “We like to play a mix of songs that the audience is familiar with, and tunes that are so swinging that they are accessible to everyone,” Martin said.

The Brown Bag Concert Series is a free series provided to the community. Patrons wishing to make a donation to the Arts Council, or to the Brown Bag series can visit us at to make a donation, or to become a member!