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Crantford, L. Bennett

He is a contrabass player born Leonard Bennett Crantford in Knoxville, Tennessee, and raised in South Carolina.  He took his further studies at Indiana University and after setting out on his career as a professional musician performed with many orchestras in Indiana as well as in Texas and the Southern states of the US.

In 1983 he took on a position with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and has since worked with them as a musician, a section coach for the ISO’s “Side by Side” educational program and the Assistant Orchestral Personnel Manager.  He has also worked as a member of Suzuki & Friends and the Aire Born Strings who have performed on recordings with Tim Zimmerman & The King’s Brass .

Outside of classical music, he has performed on recordings such as The Bull is Blind by Barbara Bell and Timeless Broadway by Daniel Narducci and Stand by Denver & The Mile High Orchestra.

Tim Zimmerman & The King’s Brass recordings
Angels We Have Heard on High
(Traditional French/James Chadwick/Edward Barnes )
Track Records CD625 (CD: Christmas With Tim Zimmerman & the King’s Brass)
Conductor and strings arranger- Ardis Faber
Organ –
Dan Miller
Percussion –
James Kirby
Piano –
Alex Thio
Strings –
Aire Born Strings
Trombone –
Brian Kay
Trombone –
Doug Warner
Trombone –
Tony Warner
Trumpet –
Don Duncan
Trumpet –
Larry Jones
Trumpet – Tim Zimmerman
Tuba –
David Kneller

Here he is talking about Brahms’ Symphony No. 1 …


  8. CD Liner Notes  Christmas with Tim Zimmerman & The King’s Brass