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 multiple lists including new york observer's "20 best jazz albums of 2016".
craig also works as music producer for live events, films, and art exhibitions. he is the recurring music producer for high art/fashion media company visionaire. recent clients include coach, stella artois, comme des garcons, and harry winston. one recent project had craig producing and composing music for a vr film featuring the legendary contemporary artist kaws in celebration of m&m's 75th anniversary. it premiered at the new york public library in 2017 and was nominated for a webby. in addition, craig's music has been featured in art exhibitions in new york, moscow, and beijing. 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.