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Nov 1, 2019 at 8:00 pm

Theo Croker

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“He has the tools, the intelligence, the ability, and the talents. The future looks bright for Croker.”— Wynton Marsalis

Trumpeter/composer Theo Croker, is hailed as one the great promises of Black American Music. Star People Nation (his upcoming LP on Sony Masterworks) isn’t a sonic departure from his critically acclaimed release Escape Velocity, but a continuation toward a much grander musical legacy that is pushing the realms of futuristic melody, rhythm, and vibratory enlightenment.

The grandson of legendary trumpeter Doc Cheatham, Crocker is a student of Donald Byrd, a protégé of Wynton Marsalis, and a veteran of performances with such jazz greats as Dee Dee Bridgewater, Jimmy Heather, the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, and many more. Well-versed in the swing, bop, and modal styles of acoustic jazz, Croker’s own music reveals a love of organic funk, soul, and gooey, groove-oriented hip-hop. He is creating jazz that is both “timeless and of the moment” (Wall Street Journal).

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Date and Time

Nov 1, 2019 at 8:00 pm

Location

The Loft

Event Registration

Registration for this event is required. Visit the registration page for details.

Event Fee

$23–35

Contact

ArtPower at UC San Diego    artpower@ucsd.edu    858-534-8497

Audience

Faculty, Staff, Students, The General Public

Event Host

ArtPower at UC San Diego

Event Category

Concerts, Performances and Exhibitions