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CROCKETT QUARTET CELEBRATES THE GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK
May 18th, Get ready for Central Standard Time! POLYRHYTHMS Third Sunday Jazz Workshop & Matinee Series features the Edgar Crockett Quartet with Edgar Crockett on trumpet and flugelhorn, Corey Kendrick on piano, Ron Wilson on bass and Manuel Lopez IIIon percussion. An exuberant educator performer, Crockett brings his quartet to the Redstone Room, on the corner of 2nd & Main in Davenport, demystifying jazz, with a workshop at 3 pmfollowed by a matinee concert from 6 – 8 pm.
The quartet celebrates the masters of the Great American Songbook. Selections will include tunes by Cole Porter, Jerome Kern, Duke Ellington, George Gershwin and many others. You will hear some old favorites along with some other gems that may be new to you, performed by this swingin' group!
Crockett is a musician, composer and educator living in Northwestern Illinois. As a commercial trumpet player he has performed with Ray Charles, Roberta Flack, James Ingram, Maureen McGovern, Shirley Jones, The Temptations, The Four Tops and many others. As a jazz trumpeter and director, he has performed with Jimmy Heath, David Sanchez, Vincent Herring, Tom Harrell, J.J. Johnson, Louie Bellson, Clark Terry, Buddy Di Franco, Urbie Green, Bill Watrous, Alex Acuna, Danillo Perez, Stefon Harris, Javon Jackson, Jim Snidero, John Clayton, Diego Urcola, Mark Levine, Jon Weber and many other jazz greats.
Edgar Crockett is currently a professor of music at Black Hawk College in Moline, Illinois. He holds a Ph.D in Composition from the University of Iowa, a Master of Music in Composition from Arizona State University and B.M. in music education from James Madison University.
Polyrhythms Third Sunday Jazz Matinee & Workshop Series at the RME’s Redstone RoomMay 18th, features an all-ages workshop at 3 pm, followed by a matinee performance from 6-8 pm. Admission to the workshop is Free for Kids, $5 for adults. General admission for the 6 - 8 pm concert is $10 or $15 for reserved seats. For ticket information, call Polyrhythms:309 373-0790. For more information, visit our website: www.polyrhythms.org.
Sunday May 18th, come and get your “swing” on. Doors open at 5:30 pm. Experience jazz “live”, like it was meant to be enjoyed with the Edgar Crockett Quartet “live” at the Redstone Room.
Polyrhythms Third Sunday Jazz Series is made possible with major support of the Riverboat Development Authority, the Scott County Regional Authority, and the RME as well as the support of Davenport Clarion Hotel, Bowman Accounting, KALA, IL Senator Mike Jacobs, Peeples Heating & Air Conditioning, the Austin Family Charitable Fund, Cribbs Landscaping, Greatest Grains, West Music and DJ Mixxin Mel.
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by Melvin Hawkins Added December 1, 2012 at 1:53pm