Craig Johnson

All Things Considered Host and Operations Director

Craig Johnson is your local host for weekday All Things Considered. Craig makes his home in the State College area with his wife, daughter and son. He’s been involved in radio broadcasting since 1977 when he got a part-time job while still in high school at a radio station in Somerset, PA. He graduated from Juniata College in Huntingdon, PA with a BA in music. (And he can play the guitar just like ringin’ a bell)

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An archive recording for the WPSU Jazz show as aired on January 6, 2017, produced and hosted by Craig Johnson. The recording features a Jazz@ThePalmer recording as performed in July 2016.  Support for Jazz@ThePalmer comes from Fred and Judy Sears, The Penn State Bookstore, and Friends of the Palmer Museum.

The concert features the Eddie Severn Quartet with Eddie Severn on trumpet and flugelhorn, Kirk Reese on keyboards, Peter Paulson on bass, and Phil Haynes on drums. 

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An archive recording for the WPSU Jazz show as aired on June 10, 2016, produced and hosted by Craig Johnson. The recording features a Jazz@ThePalmer recording of the Teri Roiger Trio, as performed in July 2015. 

An archive recording for the WPSU Jazz show as aired on April 1, 2016, produced and hosted by Craig Johnson. The recording features a Jazz@ThePalmer recording as performed in October 2015.  Support for Jazz@ThePalmer comes from Fred and Judy Sears, and Tire Town Auto Service Centre in State College. 

 The concert features two Penn State student jazz combos.  In the opening set, it’s George’s Dilemma, featuring; Thomas Vosburgh on trumpet; Mack Jensen on alto sax; J.T. Hoffman on tenor sax; Steven Lieb on piano; Sebastian Goodrich on drums; and Mike Tanksley on bass. 

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An archive recording for the WPSU Jazz show as aired on March 4, 2016, produced and hosted by Craig Johnson. The recording features a Jazz@ThePalmer recording of the Arthur Goldstein Quartet, as performed in September 2015.  Support for Jazz@ThePalmer comes from Fred and Judy Sears, and Tire Town Auto Service Centre in State College. 

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An archive recording for the WPSU Jazz show as aired on February 5, 2016, produced and hosted by Craig Johnson. The recording features a Jazz@ThePalmer recording of the Dan Yoder Quartet, as performed in August 2015. 

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An archive recording for the WPSU Jazz show as aired on January 1, 2016, produced and hosted by Craig Johnson. The recording features a Jazz@ThePalmer recording of the Teri Roiger Trio, as performed in July 2015. 

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An archive recording of a Jazz@ThePalmer concert as aired on November 6, 2015, and recorded in July 2014 in partnership will Jazz PA.  

The concert features The Pittsburgh Trombone Project, featuring Kevin McManus and Mark Snyder on trombone, Bob Insko on bass and Tom Blovier on piano.

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An archive recording of Jazz@ThePalmer as broadcast on Friday, April 3, 2015. Recorded in October 2014 in the Lipton Auditorium a the Palmer Museum of Art on the University Park campus of Penn State.

The concert features the Penn State Student group VISA, featuring Nate Lisbon, piano;  Andy Notasky, bass; Kyle Hontz;, drums, Ryan Smith, trombone; and J.T. Hoffman, saxophone.

Recording engineered and produced by Craig Johnson.

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An archive recording of a live Jazz@ThePalmer concert as aired on March 6, 2015, and recorded at The Palmer Museum on the University Park campus of Penn State.  The concert was recorded in September 2014 and is made possible by the support of Fred and Judy Sears and The Penn State Bookstore.

Hosted by WPSU’s Craig Johnson, the program features the Rick Hirsch Four:  Rick Hirsch - saxophones; Mac Himes - guitar;  Jeff Beck - bass; and Kevin Lowe - drums.

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An archive recording of a live Jazz@ThePalmer concert as aired on February 6, 2015, and recorded at The Palmer Museum on the University Park campus of Penn State.  The concert was recorded in August 2014 and is made possible by the support of Fred and Judy Sears and The Penn State Bookstore.

The concert features the group Organ Trio East with Jay Vonada on trombone, Steve Adams on organ and Jim Schade on drums.

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An archive recording of a Jazz@ThePalmer concert as aired on January 9 , 2015, and recorded in October 2013 and made possible by the support of the  

The concert features The Penn State Group "Passport."  Members of the group include: Kate Anderson – sax; Sean Durkin – trombone; Sam Heppleman – bass;  Jaren Angud – drums; and Donte Ford – piano. Penn State Professor Dan Yoder serves as the director for the group.

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An archive recording of a Jazz@ThePalmer concert as aired on January 2, 2015, and recorded in July 2014 in partnership will Jazz PA.  

The concert features The Pittsburgh Trombone Project, featuring Kevin McManus and Mark Snyder on trombone, Bob Insko on bass and Tom Blovier on piano.

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An archive recording of The Dave Stambler Quartet from a Jazz@ThePalmer concert recorded in September 2013.  The group includes David Stambler- saxophone, David Tucker - drums, Tom Baldwin - bass, and Alan Blackman - piano.

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An encore broadcast of a "Jazz@ThePalmer" concert recorded on August 22, 2013 and featuring the Arthur Goldstein Jazz Quartet. 

Featuring Arthur Goldstein, piano - Jim Robinson, bass - Steve Bowman, saxophone - Levin Lowe, drums.

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An encore presentation of a Jazz@ThePalmer concert recorded in September 2013 in the Lipcon Auditorium at the Palmer Museum of Art on the University Park campus of Penn State.  

The featured group is the David Stambler Quartet and features Stambler on saxophone; David Tucker on drums; Tom Baldwin on bass, and Alan Blackman on piano.

An encore broadcast of a "Jazz@ThePalmer" concert recorded on August 22, 2013 and featuring the Arthur Goldstein Jazz Quartet.  Featuring Arthur Goldstein, piano - Jim Robinson, bass - Steve Bowman, saxophone - Levin Lowe, drums.

An encore broadcast of WPSU's Jazz@The Palmer series recorded in July 2013 featuring The Benny Benack Trio.

Trumpeter/Vocalist Benny Benack has gained a reputation for being incredibly versatile. He has won every major jazz trumpet competition including the Carmine Caruso International Jazz Trumpet Soloist Competition (2011), International Trumpet Guild Jazz Competition (2011), and the National Trumpet Competition - Jazz Division (2012).