Theo Croker ft/ Alita Moses
Thursday, August 19$15 – $30
Theo Croker Sessions
ALITA MOSES (vocals)
PAUL CORNISH (piano)
JONATHAN PINSON (drums)
ERIC WHEELER (bass)
THEO CROKER (Host+Trumpet)
Seating times: 6:00pm & 8:00pm
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 who projects his voice through the music.
After seven years of sojourn in Shanghai, Croker crash-landed with a simmering original sound on the 2014 Dee Dee Bridgewater-assisted album Afro Physicist. Following the success of Escape Velocity in 2016, he ascended to a new stratosphere with Star People Nation in 2019. The record garnered a nomination in the category of “Best Contemporary Instrumental Album” at the 62nd GRAMMY® Awards. It attracted widespread critical acclaim including Stereogum, Paste, and The New York Times who 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.”
Along the way, he also lent his sound to platinum-selling albums by everyone from J. Cole to Ari Lennox while touring his band across the globemany times over.
In 2020, he hunkered down at his childhood home in the midst of the global pandemicand wrote his sixth full-length album, releasing fall 2021 [Sony Music Masterworks].
Singer, songwriter and entertainer — and the youngest ever winner of the 2014 Shure Montreux Jazz Vocal competition —Alita Moses has performed with Al Jarreau, Chris Botti, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Jacob Collier, and many others. She has appeared on the Late Show with Colbert, with the Christian McBride Big Band, and with Al Jarreau at festivals. Having toured Europe and the international festival circuit, Alita has earned a world-wide reputation of bringing a natural warmth to every stage. She astounds audiences with grace, soul, and a musical maturity beyond her years. “Music is a beautiful tool and power that changes lives and breaks barriers!”