(This show is general admission, seated and standing/dancing room. Members seats available, please arrive early to ensure seating.)
Congratulations to Theo for his Late Show With Colbert recent performance
feat. Wyclef Jean, Kassa Overall, and special guest Jon Batiste + his fierce band of Shekwoaga Ode drums, Mike King keys, Eric Wheeler bass who will perform at the Fri October 8th shows.
Theo Croker is a storyteller who speaks through his trumpet. A creative who refuses boundaries, the GRAMMY Award-nominated artist, composer, producer, thought leader, and influencer projects his voice through the music. Croker crash-landed with a simmering original sound on his Dee Dee Bridgewater-assisted album Afro Physicist. Following the success of Escape Velocity in 2016, he ascended to a new stratosphere with the GRAMMY nominated Star People Nation. The New York Times called it “an album that gallivants from swirling, left-field hip-hop beats to propellant swing to entrancing passages of African percussion. Through it all, Croker’s understated trumpet playing holds his small band together with swagger and poise.” Theo has lent his sound to platinum-selling albums by J. Cole to Ari Lennox.
His latest ground breaking sixth album BLK2LIFE || A FUTURE PAST, lands Sept. 24th on Sony Masterworks, and features Gary Bartz, Wyclef Jean, Kassa Overall, Charlotte Dos Santos, Jeff Parker and Ari Lennox + Theo’s stellar band of Shekwoaga Ode, Michael King, Eric Wheeler who will join him on Oct. 8th on stage.
– “This record was composed like a film score,” Theo explains of the album. “I want the listener to feel like they are in the movie.” A contemporary oratorio, the 13 tracks are a sonic celebration of Afro-origin.
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