Akbank Jazz Festival: Theo Croker

Theo Croker will be at Babylon on October 14, 2016.

Theo Croker, praised by critics as one of the promising young generation trumpet players from the US, is also the representative of a special legacy by being the grandson of Grammy award-winning trumpet player Doc Cheatham. He is also a talented composer and singer, and does not hide his loyalty to the traditional jazz. His intellect and talent has gained him the appreciation of Wynton Marsalis, the living trumpet legend. During the seven years he spent in China before his professional career, he worked in the fusion/rock, R&B, hip-hop and blues genres to improve his jazz perception. After returning to the US, Theo Croker started working with the master jazz vocalist Dee Dee Bridgewater. Until today, Croker has released three albums, all of which received positive comments and his last album was produced by Bridgewater. The young trumpet player, who rapidly increased the number of his followers by fusing traditional and modern jazz, represents today’s American jazz music.

Theo Croker: Trumpet

Kassa Overall: Drums

Irwin Hall: Alto Saxophone, Flute, Bass, Clarinet

Michael King: Keys

Eric Wheeler: Bass

Anthony Ware: Baritone Saxophone

Ben Eunson: Guitar

Femi Temowo: Guitar

Participants who has “Theo Croker” concert ticket can continue on to “Midnight Session: Poldoore (DJ LIVE)” concert.

Event Program

22:30 Theo Croker