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Thursday 12th May 2022, 8:00pm

Theo Croker trumpet

Mike King keys
Eric Wheeler bass
Shekwoaga Ode drums
D’Leau art & sound design

Theo Croker is a storyteller who speaks through his trumpet. The GRAMMY®️ Award-nominated artist, composer and producer projects his voice through the music. 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, his 2019 release Star People Nation garnered a nomination in the category of ‘Best Contemporary Instrumental Album’ at the 62nd GRAMMY®️ Awards. It attracted widespread critical acclaim including 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.’

Tonight we hear music from his sixth full-length album, BLK2LIFE || A FUTURE PAST on SPN Records via Sony Music Masterworks, written in 2020 from his childhood home in the midst of the global pandemic.

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

Priority Booking opens Monday 21 February 2022, 10am

General Booking opens Friday 25 February 2022, 10am

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