Vern Stevenson hosted the initial program that featured The Jazz Crusaders. He was replaced by Oscar Brown, Jr. who would continue to host the balance of the twenty six shows that were taped.
The Jazz Crusaders as noted by Vern Stevenson in his opening monologue were introduced to the jazz world by Dick Bock who signed the group to his Pacific Jazz label. They would release fifteen albums over the five years they were with the label. Video footage of their JAZZ SCENE USA show has not emerged on YouTube, but their appearance on Frank Evans’ FRANKLY JAZZ in the fall of 1962 has been uploaded to YouTube by Evans’ son, Lance. Here is one of the segments:
Jazz Scene U.S.A. #1 – Opening sequence.