Doug Crane

Shows - The Night Beat with Doug Crane | Wednesday 8pm

Doug’s been a jazz host on KUVO since 1992. He’s performed as a trombonist with many local swing and big bands, orchestras, wind ensembles, brass quintets and trombone choirs. He was a member of the award-winning Bowling Green State University Jazz Lab Band and has performed with Bill Watrous, Doc Severinsen, Peter Serkin, Marvin Hamlisch, Helen Reddy to name but a few. His favorite jazz musicians are too numerous to mention but include Bill Evans, JJ Johnson, Bob Brookmeyer and Woody Shaw.

Recent Posts

The Night Beat features Freddie Hubbard's "Straight Life"

Recorded at the Van Gelder Studios in November of 1970 and released in early 1971, “Straight Life” was the second recording by trumpet/flugelhorn player Freddie Hubbard for Creed Taylor’s newly-independent…

The Night Beat—A Remembrance of Don Ellis

Trumpet player and big band leader Don Ellis is largely forgotten today. But beginning in the mid-1960s until his passing in late 1978, his big bands were something unique. Incorporating…

New Music on The Night Beat

It’s a mid-year review of recently released jazz recordings by up-and-coming musicians on the next Night Beat. We’ll hear new music from Alexa Tarantino, Evan Arntzen, Florian Ross with the…

The Night Beat—Joe Zawinul, Hank Mobley, & Frank Rehak

Tune in to The Night Beat as your host Doug Crane notes the birth dates of Joe Zawinul, Hank Mobley, and Frank Rehak. Pianist Joe Zawinul was born in Austria…

The Night Beat—Joni Mitchell’s “Blue” at 50, the Jazz Covers

As anyone who was alive in 1971 knows (and has probably told those who weren’t yet born on too many occasions), 1971 was a year unlike any other in the…

The Night Beat— Bill Evans Trio 60th Anniversary at the Village Vanguard

When can both a person and a place play pivotal roles in the career of a jazz musician? In the case of pianist Bill Evans, it’s when the person is…

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