Derek Crane – Woodwind Performer and Educator


Derek performs and records DSC_6244 (3)the orchestral woodwind families, including saxophone, clarinet, flute and bassoon. In addition, his knowledge of world instruments includes Korean Danso and Sogeum, Chinese Dizi, Indonesian Suling, baroque recorders, Native American Flute and Irish pennywhistles. Full list here. 

Derek is an integral part of the Utah music scene, performing in theaters and venues, as well as studio recording for local groups. Derek has continued his orchestral career as well, playing with groups such as the Utah Symphony, the  Utah Valley Symphony and the Lyceum Philharmonic. Along with his twin brother Dallas Crane, he leads a new group, the Studio Orchestra Club, dedicated to teaching students the rigors of the recording industry and giving more recording opportunities to skilled musicians.

Derek is a currently a Jazz Studies Major at Brigham Young University. He has been a member of many of the top ensembles, including Synthesis, the Philharmonic Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra, Wind Symphony and Jazz Legacy Dixieland Band. His studies have taken him around the world, including jazz festivals in Montreux, Brienz, Tuscia, Rome, and Boston, and concert performances in France, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, Mongolia, South Korea, and Japan.

Throughout his career, he has performed with Gladys Knight, Johnny Mathias, Rick Shaw, David Archuleta, Alex Boye, Kurt Bestor, Gordon Goodwin, Bob Mintzer, Eric Miyashiro, Abe Laboriel, Peter Erskine, Conrad Herwig, Marcus Printup, Jeff Tain Watts, Terreon Gully, Toshiko Akiyoshi, Lew Tabackin, Rashawn Ross, Jeff Coffin, and more.

Derek and his wife Jacqueline currently reside in Provo, Utah.