"Not surprisingly, Chaquico's guitar style has evolved over the years..." - Grammy
work ethic to
of the great
with each new
"Already one of Smooth-jazz's best-selling artists, guitarist Craig Chaquico..." -Jazziz
"Since touring the world with Jefferson Starship in the '70s and '80s, Chaquico has made a solo name for himself as one of smooth jazz's most acclaimed players of the '90s..." - Jazziz
"Chaquico is a star on Smooth Jazz radio..." - Gavin
plenty of room
both of which
music places a
"Despite his having achieved a remarkable degree of technical prowess, it's the feelings that he elicits that gives his music magic..." - Washington Sunday Times/Los Angeles Times Syndicate
you liked him
as a rocker in
the old days
or not, Chaquico
"There is no doubting the dexterity of the solos... the pretty melodies are executed with flawless, fleet-fingered-ease..." - Washington Post
It's still a part
of his music..."
Universal Studios City Jazz
are what has
jam with long
on sax, he
went back to
the song that
phase of his
spoke of his
Time Goes By."
started with Kevin
across a broad
styles as it
"As Time Goes
and back into
hit by some
just knew it
felt and that
- Shannon Wes - smoothviews.com
***Guitar Hero to Guitar Healer***
San Francisco Examiner
***Craig Voted Best of Sacramento 2004***
The 2004 Sacramento Magazine's "Best of Sacramento" Party rasied
$230,000 ( net proceeds! )
for the March of Dimes and saving babies,
with over 7,000 people in attendance this year, and once again recognized as the
BIGGEST "BEST OF" PARTY IN THE NATION!
"Home Town Boy Makes Good"
With mom seated in the front row along with some of his former band mates around the table, Craig plays a few tunes for 7,000+ people before accepting this wonderful award with his mom on stage. "...it was so cool because some of the guys that had spent a lot of time playing music with me around the house as kids are now respectable business men in my home town of Sacramento and were sitting around the table wih mom.
"It was like old times and seemd like only yesterday that we were all kids sitting around the dinner table with mom & dad 35 years ago because of the music my parents always supported. Only this time the "kids" were old enough to drink and mom didn't have to do all the cooking and the dishes afterwards.
"I've never been more grateful than that night to be able to honor my mother with the privilege of me being able to except such a great award with her by my side while helping support such a great cause in our own home town" -CC, November, 12, 2004