An accomplished producer, composer, arranger, and performer, Hartley has an impressively eclectic music background. A graduate of Manhattan School of Music, Craig has studied under jazz legends such as Jackie McLean and has performed with greats such as Eddie Henderson and Anthony Braxton. Craig’s third full-length album, released in the fall of 2016, had him featured on NPR's Weekend Edition. This latest release has been named on lists including New York Observer's "20 Best Jazz Albums of 2016".
Craig has worked as music producer of live events, films, and art exhibitions. He is the reoccurring music producer for high art/fashion media company Visionaire. Recent clients include COACH, Stella Artois, Harry Winston, and NARS. Craig regularly tours internationally and has performed at events such as Art Basel in Miami, the Veneto Jazz Festival in Italy, and the Numazu Festival for International Design in Japan. In addition, Craig's music has been featured in art exhibitions in New York, Moscow, and Beijing.