Tony Craddock Jr. & Cold Front

Tony Craddock Jr. & Cold Front

Fri · June 15, 2018

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

This event is all ages

Seating: We assign seats in order of when you purchase your tickets. All reservations are subject to a food and drink minimum of $13 per guest. We reserve the right to seat parties together at the same table in the event of a busy show.

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Tony Craddock Jr. & Cold Front - (Set time: 8:00 PM)
Tony Craddock Jr. & Cold Front
“The maturity of his vision for life and music is quite compelling and is born out in the sound of his horn,” says Grammy® award-winning saxophonist & composer Kirk Whalum about emerging jazz saxophonist Tony Craddock, Jr. Craddock’s discovery of smooth jazz on The Weather Channel’s “Local on the 8s” at age eight led him to the saxophone and eventually to Cornell University where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Meteorology. Now, he uplifts listeners with song titles, sounds and lyrics that connect his inspirational messages with emotions people experience from the weather, reaching more than 20,000 monthly listeners through Spotify, Pandora Radio and other streaming outlets.

Craddock’s newest album H2O (March 2018) is produced by chart-topping jazz guitarist Ken Navarro and features Kirk Whalum on a soul-stirring offering of “Amazing Grace.” The lead single “Living Water” (featuring Navarro) has aired on Sirius XM Watercolors, Music Choice Smooth Jazz and more than forty radio stations in the U.S., U.K. and Poland, also peaking at #13 on the British Smooth Jazz chart and reaching the Top 40 on the Radiowave Smooth Jazz chart. Craddock also renders his take on the New Edition classic “Can You Stand the Rain,” while penning originals, including two heartfelt vocal songs he accompanies on saxophone, “Abide in Me” and “Sunrise,” dedicated to his wife and daughter respectively. Previous album releases by Craddock include Convection (2013) and Christmas in the Air (2011), which aired on The Weather Channel’s “Local on the 8s,” bringing his musical journey full circle since that was the origin of his passion for jazz.

Craddock’s latest single (December 2018) is a saxophone cover of the 2018 Dove Award-winning and Billboard Gospel #1 hit song “Won’t He Do It,” originally performed by gospel singer Koryn Hawthorne. The cover, a “wintry mix” of gospel, jazz and hip-hop, garnered the approval of the song’s writer, Grammy Award-winning Makeba Woods-Riddick (Beyoncé, Rihanna, Jennifer Lopez). “[Tony’s saxophone cover] warmed my heart the first time I heard it,” says Woods-Riddick. “It was like a warm cup of hot chocolate on a blustery winter day with caramel drizzle on top…Definitely my favorite version of the song since the original.” Craddock’s next single, “Sunrise (Remix),” will be released in early 2019.

Describing the experience at one of Craddock’s shows, Ronald Jackson of The Smooth Jazz Ride recalls, “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.” Craddock has performed at Bethesda Blues & Jazz, Blues Alley, Jazz in the Garden, the U.S. Botanic Garden and National Harbor (Washington, D.C. area); The Tin Pan and CBS 6’s “Virginia This Morning” (Richmond, VA); Chateau Elan Winery & Resort (Braselton, GA); and events in Detroit, MI and Waco, TX. He has also been blessed to share the stage with award-winning artists Norman Connors, Jean Carne, Ken Navarro, Ben Tankard, Luther Barnes, Kim Jordan and actress/singer Rebecca Holden (Nightrider, General Hospital).

Craddock leads the inspirational jazz band Tony Craddock, Jr. & Cold Front, the name under which he released H2O. The band’s music blends jazz, gospel and R&B/soul, all genres which influence his music. “Cold fronts lift warm air in weather,” explains Craddock. “We aim to lift people’s spirits through our music, just like a cold front.” He also serves as the musical director for the band that he has led since 2013.

Craddock is a voting member of the Grammy Recording Academy (Washington, D.C. Chapter) and an endorsing artist of the Fiberreed Carbon on alto saxophone.

Craddock believes his music has nothing to do with him, but rather the gifts with which God has blessed him. He is a native of Woodbridge, VA and currently lives in the Washington, D.C. area with his wife and daughter.
Venue Information:
The Tin Pan
8982 Quioccasin Road
Richmond, VA, 23229