The 38-year-old Connecticut native has become a linchpin of the Brooklyn music scene since moving to the borough in 2000, doing everything from starting bands to writing songs to producing albums.
“People like to work with Kraz because he brings a lot to the table,” says former Allman Brothers guitarist Derek Trucks, who has known Mr. Krasno for almost 20 years. “He’s a really good, deep listener and he hears music both rhythmically and harmonically and as both a producer and a musician. There are not many people who can check all those boxes.”
Mr. Krasno is a founding member of two groups with sterling jam-band reputations—the expansive soul/jazz trio Soulive and the seven-piece funk band Lettuce. He has also played with, produced or written songs for rapper 50 Cent; Mr. Trucks’s Tedeschi Trucks Band; electronic-music DJ Pretty Lights; soul singer Irma Thomas; and the James Brown Band, when he was in the house band for a Hollywood Bowl tribute that featured D’Angelo and other singers.
And Mr. Krasno recently finished producing and co-writing an album with Aaron Neville, focusing on the New Orleans singer’s underutilized ability to sing hard funk.
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