ABOUT

Tommy Crane is a New York based drummer, composer and leader of the post fusion, jazz rock outfit, Late Bloomer with David Moore (Bing and Ruth), Greg Chudzik (Talea Ensemble), and Simon Jermyn (Trot A Mouse). His most recent project “Preservation” is an audiovisual collaboration with filmmaker Tracy Maurice. The piece was performed live with Colin Killalea (Albert Hammond Jr.) and Eliot Krimsky (Glass Ghost) and premiered at the Lincoln Center Atrium, NY in 2017. The project will be released in it's entirety in 2019. With a background in improvisational music and Jazz from the New School, Crane got his start touring with The Mingus Big band in 2002 and has since performed extensively and internationally with many artists. He has played and recorded with Jazz musicians such as Ambrose Akinmusire, Melissa Aldana, Bob Beldon, Yaron Herman, Lindsay Mendez,Greg Osby, Logan Richardson's SHIFT, Becca Stevens Band, and has branched out into other musical genres including ambient drone and experimental rock, with such bands as Port St Willow, Bing and Ruth, Frank Locrasto, Andrew Keoghan and Half Waif. He is currently a core member of Aaron Parks’ Little Big, Concurrence (featuring Paul Horton of Alabama Shakes) and Wood River. Crane has also contributed original compositions to various WNYC podcasts including NPR’s 'Death, Sex, and Money', and ‘Vine Pair’. His work has been written about in the New York Times, Modern Drummer, and the Guardian.