Amy Crawford is a composer, producer and performer raised in Northern California and now living in New York City. Primarily a keyboardist and vocalist, she has recorded and toured internationally. Most recently she traveled as the keyboardist for Brazilian tropicália legends Os Mutantes.
As a solo artist, Amy has opened a diverse range of talent including Grammy-Award winners The Zac Brown Band, rapper Wale and vocalist Bridget Kelly. Other bands she has opened for as a member of the band DeLeon include Gogol Bordello, Ozomatli & Chali 2na and bassist Mike Gordon of Phish. An accomplished jazz musician, Amy received 3rd prize at the Shure/Montreux International Jazz Vocal Competition in 2008.
When not on the road, Amy is a creative director/music producer in NYC, and currently serves as VP, Supervising Producer at Man Made Music, leading creative development & managing their bi-coastal team of producers, composers & sound designers. Her arrangement of the CBS Evening News Theme is heard nightly nationwide. She has composed music for brands and advertising, has had original songs licensed for television shows, appeared on Glee on Fox and was recently invited to participate in BMI's Contemporary Songwriting Workshop. She is a graduate of Wesleyan University.
Amy has also worked closely with noted composer/saxophonist Anthony Braxton (a 2014 NEA Jazz Master) for nearly 10 years and served on the board of his Tri-Centric Foundation. Artistic credits with Braxton include serving as Assistant Producer for the studio recording of his opera "Trillium E" in 2010, performances as both a pianist and vocalist, and conducting his Tri-Centric Orchestra in concert in 2013. She also provided live sound design for Braxton's opera "Trillium J," which premiered in 2014.
“What you have to look for is the magic that the person brings….You have to be totally out to lunch, breakfast and dinner. We met Amy when she was in a band opening for us on our last tour, and she’s fit right in.” – Sergio Dias of Os Mutantes to SFGate.com
“Amy Crawford… touched the ceiling of the theater a few times with her airy, aerial voice.” – The Boston Phoenix
“Amy Crawford let loose a cavalcade of gorgeous vocals.” – Philly.com