A New Orleans’ traditional trombone player, Paul Crawford recorded in New Orleans since the early 1960’s. As the co-Leader of the Crawford-Ferguson Night Owls his career began as a trombone player in the fifties, then with Punch Miller in the Preservation Hall, worked in the sixties in the jazz archives of Tulane University. In that context he was the motor for the foundation of the New Orleans Ragtime Orchestra by Lars Edegran in 1967.