Phone: 262-694-8762

email: jazzjohncrawford@gmail.com

Band Profile

 

John Crawford

 

John began playing the piano as a child with lessons from Dorothy Piche and over the years it has become his favorite hobby. One of John's earliest memories is of playing the Scott Joplin song, "The Entertainer" at a resort while on a family vacation. He received his first "tip" from a lady who was listening, and was hooked! As an adult, John has studied at The Milwaukee Conservatory of Music with Tony King, David Hazeltine and Mark Davis. In addition to playing the piano with The John Crawford Jazz Band, John performs several times a month with the Jazz Wave big band and sometimes the Parkside reunion big band. By day, John is a busy orthodontist in Kenosha, Wisconsin. He credit's his father "Montana Bob", with setting the example of what a good husband and father should be.

 

 

Susan Crawford

 

Prior to meeting John, Susan performed in musical theater and worked in radio and television commercials. She began singing in John's wedding band in 1979, as a "temporary vocalist", until he could find a replacement for the singer who abandoned the group unexpectedly. The arragement worked-out pretty well, and while John was a dental student at Marquette University and Sue was attending UW-Milwaukee, they made extra money by performing for wedding receptions on weekends. In 1981 they married, had three children, and over the years have continued to share the joy of performing together.

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