THE EDGAR CROCKETT QUINTET PLAYS LEGENDARY JAZZ ARTIST
May 17th, POLYRHYTHMS Third
Joining Crockett on trumpeter & flugelhorn are jazz professors Chris Merz (University of Northern Iowa) on saxophones, Michael Stryker (Western Illinois University) on piano, and the highly sought brothers Ron Wilson on bass and Manuel Lopez III on drums.
“This group is going to be a blast!” says Crockett. “We are going to feature a wide variety of selections by legendary jazz artists such as Louis Armstrong, Charlie Parker, Fats Navarro, Clifford Brown and Tom Harrell.”
Edgar Crockett is a musician, composer and educator living in Northwestern Illinois. As a commercial trumpet player he has performed with Ray Charles, Roberta Slack, 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. His music is commercially released on Summit Records and Sea Breeze Jazz. His compositions are available from Ludwig Music and TUBA Press. He has a Ph.D. in composition from the University of Iowa. He is currently a professor of music at Black Hawk College in Moline, Illinois.
Polyrhythms Third Jazz Workshop & Matinee Series at the RME’s Redstone Room, May 17th, features an all-ages workshop at , and matinee performance from . Admission to the workshop is Free for Kids, and $5 for adults. General admission for the concert is $10 or $15 for reserved seats. For ticket information, call Polyrhythms: 309 373-0790. For additional information, visit our website: www.polyrhythms.org
Doors open at pm. Come experience jazz like it was meant to be enjoyed“LIVE”. Delight in some of the best jazz in the Quad Cities and enjoy selections of legendary jazz artists at Polyrhythms Third Jazz Series; Sunday, May 17th,featuring the Edgar Crockett Quintet.
Polyrhythms Third 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, 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