Saturday Evening Jazz & Sunday Afternoon Jazz Host
Rob Crocker, is a Brooklyn born high school musician whose career took a turn towards broadcasting when injuries cut short his future as a performer. He started his broadcasting career as a programmer in Europe; Rob co-hosted the Holland based show "Sad Eyed Lady Of The Lowlands", broadcast by RadiofreeAmerica.
After returning to the U.S., he produced, reported the news and hosted for The Pacifica Network. New York area listeners are sure to recognize Rob's voice as having hosted the best of Jazz, Fusion, Latin, R&B and Dance Music on some of the city's most popular FM radio stations such as WRVR, WWRL, WBGO, WBLS, KISS FM, and WQCD. He was also instrumental in returning to New York the captivating beat of Brazilian music.
As a New York City based music programmer, Rob has designed musical concepts for such cultural organizations as the Burgess Collection Of Fine Art, The National Museum Of Sports, and The Brooklyn Museum.
After moving to Tokyo (for 8 years ), Rob remained busy as a disc jockey in the Tokyo market at BAY-FM and shows on FM YOKOHAMA including "Night Ship", "Evening Jazz", and "Night Moves", the first live all-night FM radio program in the history of Japanese FM radio. In addition, he was the voice on satellite television for "Live At The Bluenote" and the host and writer for "All That Jazz", on Space Shower TV. He was also part of the starting lineup of DJs for INTER-FM, Tokyo’s first “one man style” FM radio station.
As the new century began, Rob returned to New York City. He continued to do Sunday evening radio for Tokyo’s INTER FM (New York Groove) from New York until Spring 2001. Currently, Rob is working with WBGO-FM in the New York market (and is heard worldwide on the internet). He also programmed and produced the New York segment of Nissan Murano Crossover Style on INTER FM (a radio collaboration between WBGO & INTER FM, and using the voice of WBGO's mid-day DJ Rhonda Hamilton) from 2005 - 2009.
Aside from FM Radio, Rob also produces Jazz CDs. They include; Alto Memories (With Sonny Fortune, Gary Bartz, Kenny Barron, Buster Williams & Jack DeJohnette), UK Underground From Japanese alto saxophonist Malta, The 1st and 2nd CD from Japan's premier Jazz vocalist and trumpeter Toku, Philly Sounds (with Randy Brecker, Jay Hoggard, Joe Ford, Uri Caine, Buster Williams & Grady Tate). And Dread Rooster, Babi Floyd's reggae CD featuring Keith Richards on guitar.