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CURRENT ACTIVITIES: This blog would not have been possible without the guidance and encouragement of our friend, teacher, and mentor Maya Sprague. Molly and i are firm supporters of her Small Beginnings ministry. Please check out the beautiful photos of our recent CA concert by Dirk Yarborough. Thanks to the dilligence of Lisa Reedy, my … Continue reading Links

Jazz Improv Magazine & NY Jazz Guide (May 2007) by Joe Knipes

“Craig Buhler is a clarinetist and saxophonist from the Seattle, Washington area. Each song on Capistrano Sessions is an original that shows off Buhler’s ability to write in a variety of jazz styles. The leader also generously shares the melody chores with each of his band mates, and creates arrangements that allow each song to … Continue reading Jazz Improv Magazine & NY Jazz Guide (May 2007) by Joe Knipes

Honk: Epic

Honk: Epic HONK on Epic Records (1974) This LP was released to coincide with HONK’s “Beach Boys” tour, and it captures the excitement of a major rock concert. Producer Henry Lewy (Joni Mitchell) chose A & M Studios (Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass) in order to achieve the finest sound quality possible. I transferred the … Continue reading Honk: Epic

Cut A Rug!

Cut a Rug! Perfectly designed for dancing! Whether you’re a beginner or a pro, this collection of all brand-new, original swing tunes – featuring a 10-piece dance band – is sure to get your feet tapping! CD – $15.00 Buy it Now! Tracks Catalina Dancin’ Shoes Jimmy Key Dancin’ Soda Jerk J.C. Beyond The Bay … Continue reading Cut A Rug!

Capistrano Sessions

Jazz impressions of the Pacific Coast 11 original compositions depicting a jazz journey along the Pacific West Coast from Capistrano Beach, CA to Port Angeles, WA. Reviews and track-by-track descriptions Hear audio clips Purchase via secure link to CCNow The all-star lineup of jazz musicians features: Drummer Paul Kreibich spent 4 years with Ray Charles.  He has played … Continue reading Capistrano Sessions


2018  Schedule On Sunday mornings from 9:30-10:30 AM, i lead the worship music team at Sequim Bible Church, 847 North Sequim Ave., Sequim, WA  98382.  Please join us for a Christ-centered worship service featuring traditional hymns.  Thursday, April 26, 6:00-9:30 PM:   Seven Cedars Casino, Sequim, WA  with the 18-piece Stardust Dance Band, featuring Hannah … Continue reading Events


Lessons take place at my professional sound studio in Sequim, WA.  Contact me for more information. I am also available to teach classes at other locations.  I bring sound equipment, a dry erase board, and a computer with Band in a Box.


Each student receives a personalized notebook. Each week, I give the student 1 or more compositions which are appropriate for his or her ability & goals. Students can choose from classical, jazz, rock, or other styles. Periodically, the student will receive a play-along CD to use in practice. If you desire, the student will also … Continue reading Curriculum


Welcome to my site! If you want to learn how to play by ear and improvise jazz solos OR get started playing clarinet, saxophone, or flute OR hear the latest from the HONK Band OR discuss issues faced by Christian worship leaders OR schedule a Jazz for Youth workshop in your school, then we have something to talk about!  It … Continue reading Welcome!


“My lifetime of teaching insturmental music in the public schools of Pennsylvania and Arizona has afforded me a reliable source of what works and what doesn’t. Craig Buhler’s group and private teaching instruction take the students from where they are to an incredibly higher level in a short period of time. I have seen him … Continue reading Teaching


  Anyone remember this one?  I don’t!  What year was it? HONK News Have you seen the video retrospective of Honk?  Check it out!    The 2 albums on 20th Century are now available as a download.   The first HONK LP was released by Twentieth Century Records in 1973. The cover showed clay figures of the … Continue reading Honk


Craig Buhler is Director & first tenor sax with Sequim’s Stardust Big Band and the Carmel Big Band Workshop.  He is co-director of the Northwest Big Band Workshop and director of the 2 big bands at Camp Heebie Jeebies.  Among his 30 recording credits are 9 CD’s under his own name. Craig is a charter member of … Continue reading Bio