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 Celebrates National Piano Month

Join Doug Crane Wednesday evening September 28, beginning at 8 pm for the fourth and final week of National Piano Month. On this program Doug features three women jazz pianists:…

The Night Beat — The Music 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…

The Night Beat — Return to Forever

Join host Doug Crane on Wednesday, June 29 at 8 pm, for selections from the first album by Chick Corea’s Return to Forever, recorded for ECM Records in early February…

The Night Beat — The Music of Carla Bley

The pianist, composer, and bandleader Carla Bley turns 84 (or 86 depending on the source) on May 11. She’s been active on the jazz scene since the time she arrived…

The Night Beat — Stan Getz, "Captain Marvel"

On the next Wednesday evening Night Beat with your host Doug Crane we venture back fifty years to March of 1972 for tenor saxophonist Stan Getz’s album “Captain Marvel.” “Captain…

The Night Beat Highlights Recordings by Steve Davis & Conrad Herwig

For the 4th and final week of Doug’s Trombone Month feature, he’ll highlight recordings by Steve Davis and Conrad Herwig. Born in 1967, Steve Davis graduated from the Hartt School’s…

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