With an amazing range of musical styles, Craig T. Olson
has sung and played around the world for decades. From Concerts in LA, Hotels in Indonesia, Cabarets in Germany, dive bars in Tennessee or GoldRush clubs in Alaska and Hi-end Restaurants across America.
Singing and playing Jazz and Pop on the keyboards or Folk and Country from acoustics, he was also one of the first touring true sequenced one-man shows from the 80s to the late 90’s in America.
Garnering fans from Willie Nelson, Lee Greenwood and the Oak Ridge Boys, to Gary Puckett, Craig T. Nelson, Bruce Hornsby, Steppenwolf, John Michael Montgomery, Eddie Montgomery, Lori Morgan, Amy Grant, The Judds, Garth Brooks Band, Alan Jackson, Brooks & Dunn, Riders in the Sky, McBride and the Ride, George Duke, Stanley Clark, Miriam Makeba, Magic Johnson, Mario Andretti, Alabama, Michael Johnson, Michael Peterson, Nitty Gritty DB, Brian White, Leo Kottke, Members of the super bands, Journey, Steve Miller, Prince, K. Loggins, Chips Momen and dozen of country superstars dropping into his shows or sharing the stage, Craig T. developed a very broad following.
In the last few years, he has begun playing the American Songbook and his fav. stylist Tony Bennett. Tony tributes or Tony and Diana Krall, or Tony and the Rat Pack,
Craig T has also developed an intimate look at Billy Joel in the “VintageBilly” tributes.
Solo or with full on band and production.
In 2020 he’s added nearly a set of Antonio Carlos Jobim and his smooth latin songs. Perfect for quiet yet tempo’d listening.
Is available for the following:
Clubs, Ticketed Events, Corporate and Private Events, Benefits, Military, Concerts, House Events, Happy Hours, Hotels, Restaurants & Resorts and Resort Communities
(Global events require a Security Ryder)
Please text or call 612-412-1205 and leave a msg to schedule a consult.
In the following styles:
Jazz, Folk, Pop, Country, Gospel
(Solo or with groups)
SOLO NYE 2022: Eagles “ Love Will Keep Us Alive”
SOLO NYE 2022: Jazz Standard
For the following ticketed shows:
VintageBilly.com : Booked solo as “An Intimate look at Billy Joel”.
Or: with full production and band
4 Min. EPK below.
Vintage Billy EPK 2021 from Craig T Olson on Vimeo. (4 Minutes)
Now, enjoy a closed taping of the show (1 hour 24min)
SONGS FROM: Prelude / Angry Young Man ~ My Life ~ Movin Out ~ Stranger ~ Just The Way You Are ~ Summer Highland Falls ~ Big Shot ~ NY State Of Mind ~ Scenes From An Italian Restaurant ~ Only The Good Die Young ~ She’s Always a Woman To Me ~ You’re My Home ~ Zanzibar ~ Allentown ~ Goodnight Saigon ~ You May Be Right ~ Piano Man ~Lullaby ~Say Goodbye To Hollywood ~ Don’t Ask Me Why ~ A Matter Of Trust ~ Miami 2017 ~ 2,000 Years ~ If I Only Had The Words ~ Honesty ~ I’ve Loved These Days ~ An Innocent Man ~ Still Rock And Roll To Me ~ Keeping The Faith ~ Leave A Tender Moment Alone ~ Pressure ~Rosalinda’s Eyes ~ Sometimes a Fantasy ~ Stilletto ~ Tell Her About It ~ The Longest Time ~ To Make You Feel My Love ~ Vienna ~
Tony Bennett & Diana Krall: “Best of” Tribute.
While doing my Jazz gigs I ran into a singer a few years ago that reminded me so much of Diana Krall that I said I’ve got to put a show together of their duets and hits.
Well Ms Carol Z. sings and sounds like the sultry Diana Krall. Mucho, Very Mucho:)
This is a culmination of songs from the solo and Duets recordings of Tony Bennett and Diana Krall.
Come and get your heart softened by these wonderful tunes of two of the best.
WHAT TICKET PATRONS THOUGHT OF THE SHOW
60 Sec. of the Best of Bennett / Krall
SOLO: The Crooners: Tribute to the Smoothest Singers. (Sinatra, Bennett, Martin, Davis Jr., Nat Cole & more).
Classic tunes from the Rat Pack Era. Stroll down memory lane!
Jobim & the Smooth Latin Vibe
In 2020, Craig T. is introducing a new event. The beautiful music of Antonio Carlos Jobim and more.
Perfect for Dining applications and high-end hotels or clubs. Two sets of this perfect mix of rhythm, jazz and vocal. “Musical but not overpowering to a talking crowd.”
” Finding the right music style for different crowds is a key element in building the right elements to a successful returning clientel. Craig T. Understands this process”.
Choosing From: A TIME FOR LOVE * ~ AGUA DE BEBER ~ CARNAVAL (A DAY IN THE LIFE) ~ DESAFINADO ~ FERENESI ~ RECADO BOSSA NOVA (THE GIFT) ~ GIRL FROM IPANEMA ~ HOW INSENSITIVE (INSENSATEZ) ~ I ONLY HAVE EYES FOR YOU * ~ A MAN AND A WOMAN (UN HOMME ET UNE FEMME) ~ MEDITATION (MEDITACO) ~ NATURE BOY ~ ONE NOTE SAMBA ~ PERDIDO ~ QUIET NIGHTS OF QUIET STARS (CORCOVADO) ~ SO NICE (SUMMER SAMBA) ~ TANGERINE ~ WAVE ~ I’VE GOT YOU UNDER MY SKIN * ~ THE SUMMER WIND *.
2021: Sovereign Estate Vineyards, Lake Waconia, MN
TRIO /. BOBBY DARIN: Beyond The Sea. Marcellino’s: “Old Scottsdale AZ “ 2022
SAILING, CHRISTOPHER CROSS
BEATLES: Norwegian Wood
Gone Fishin.. Craig T.
Dec. 2022, Historic Mancini’s Char House, St. Paul MN
with my Meritage Quintet.
This style of jazz is made for fine dining, corporate and private parties
If you choose to listen to some of Craig T’s original country or worship, search me out on your music streaming services like Apple Music under Craig T. Olson.