About Monk

Inspired by the stylings of Chet Baker, Maynard Ferguson, Dizzy Gillespie and the tight funk of Tower of Power, Monk  made his bones performing with greats like Charlie Byrd, Art Farmer, Urbie Green and many, many others.


As producer he has developed major arts festivals, and successful groups and musicians plus he conceived, owned and operated the top rated  jazz venue in New Orleans! 


Monk cultivated his silky-smooth passages and screaming range on stages from the early years at the Playboy Club in the French Quarter to concerts with the boys on the Tonight Show and some of the most prolific jazz artists of our time. Read more on Monks music Page.

For information regarding bookings, solo, group, or teaching dates, simply drop us an email. You will be contacted immediately.

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Trumpet Artist...

Craig "Monk" Ewing 


...the Monk Ewing Jazz Organism is a living thing. Full of great musicians and innovative sounds topped by the cherry of an amazing trumpet master..."

"...Monk Ewing's Club 300 Jazz Bistro in New Orleans was home to the finest jazz musicians the Crescent City has to offer. He took a swing at his part in revitalizing the city after the storm and hits a home run with hot jazz in a great venue. Voted the top jazz venue in New Orleans...where jazz was born." Where Yat Magazine

"...whether producing large scale community festivals, producing concerts, performing jazz or creating a mecca for musicians after Hurricane Katrina, everything Ewing touches seems to turn to gold..."

"...silky, sexy low register opens into a sizzling scream that clearly reflects the time spent with his friend and mentor, Maynard Ferguson."

"...from Belize to Vegas to Madrid to New Orleans, one of the most precious musical personalities of our time..."

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Join the


October 16th, Jazz on the Alley, Seneca, SC!  Join hundreds of dancers for the filming of a music video!  Simply go to the contact page, request information and you will be contacted by the producing agency, Mid Atlantic Management Group with details.