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 — Horace Silver, In the Pursuit of The 27th Man

We turn back the clock to 1973 for “In Pursuit of the 27th Man” by pianist Horace Silver. Recorded in two sessions at Rudy Van Gelder’s studio in Englewood Cliffs,…

The Night Beat — Birthdays: Benny Golson & Antonio Carlos Jobim

We’ll note the birthdates of saxophonist/composer Benny Golson and pianist/guitarist/vocalist/composer Antonio Carlos Jobim on the next Night Beat with me, Doug Crane as your host. While it’s impossible to overlook…

The Night Beat - 1972

While large parts of some of my shows in 2022 were dedicated to recordings from 1972 (as in fifty years ago), many were overlooked. We’ll feature songs from some of…

The Night Beat — More Zappa, Angelo Badalamenti, & the Holidays

December 21st marks what would have been the 82nd birthday of Frank Zappa. He passed away at the age of 52 from prostate cancer. While it’s been a mere two…

The Night Beat notes December Birthdays

The Wednesday Night Beat notes the birthdates of saxophonist Budd Johnson, trumpet master Clark Terry, trombonist Dan Barrett, Polish vocalist Anna Maria Jopek and Lydia Pense, the lead singer for…

The Night Beat — The Grand Wazoo and Waka/Jawaka

In April of 1972, Frank Zappa recorded two albums that ventured further into jazz than any that had preceded them or would ever follow: “The Grand Wazoo” by the Mothers…

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