After that, Craddock’s story only gets more perfect. He took up the saxophone in sixth grade, and he continued to play with gusto through his college years at Cornell — where he eventually earned his B.S. in meteorology. After graduation, his parents helped him buy a soprano saxophone. He’s been thinking about the contact points between jazz and the weather ever since. And yes, Craddock still loves a gnarly thunderstorm, but, “my music is definitely more on the soothing side,” he says.