Ken Kraintz

Considered one of the first published composers/arrangers of vocal jazz, Ken has taught all levels from grade school through university. His jazz choir from Cascade High School (Everett, WA) performed at the IAJE International Conference in 1974, becoming the first high school jazz choir invited to perform for this prestigious organization. Guest conductor for honor groups throughout the United States and Canada, he received his BA in Education and Masters in Composition from Central Washington University (Ellensburg, WA). Ken continues to play professionally on trumpet, is assistant director and performs with the Seattle Jazz Singers, is in demand as an adjudicator and clinician, and was the co-founder of Sound Music Publications.

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