A native of Corvallis, Oregon, Krantz was inspired to play guitar when he was fourteen after hearing the Beatles. Although he played in country and rock bands, he heard jazz through his father's album collection. He was in a band that included Bill Frisell and went on tour with Carla Bley. He released in debut solo album Signals in 1991. He formed a trio with Lincoln Goines and Zach Danziger, then with Tim Lefebvre and Keith Carlock. He has also worked with Billy Cobham, Michael Brecker, Chris Potter, and Steely Dan.
KCL: Wayne Krantz, Keith Carlock, Tim Lefebvre
- 23 E Lancaster Ave
- Ardmore, PA 19003
- Ardmore Music Hall