The Trane Studio was created in March 2003, opening its doors in the fall of the same year. It has been a journey, like no other. Many challenges later, we are still here, thriving, believing that art and culture are the underpinnings of a healthy society. We have evolved into a community venue committed to artists and to our friends and supporters. Our reputation has expanded and is now internationally recognized. However, we have experienced a few bruises along the way which have served to increase and further define our dedication and purpose as we grow.
The Trane has actively supported and sponsored many causes from local to international charities and festivals and a number of events have become signature to the venue. We are a small and intimate team and hope that with your continued support and participation we can take the art of music and the arts in general to new levels.
We adopted the name Trane as a result of the founder’s admiration for John William Coltrane, the legendary artist, musician and great humanist Coltrane insisted that we live our lives meaningfully and responsibly, that we stand for something greater than our individual selves.
The Trane Studio, was founded by Frank Francis, father, partner, writer, director, and Founder and Artistic Director of Caliban Arts Theatre (1995 – present).