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Artist Spotlight: Theo Croker

The cosmically minded Star People Nation artist blends jazz, fusion, bebop, and hip-hop

Theo Croker at the Roy Hargrove Musical Celebration
Theo Croker at the Roy Hargrove Musical Celebration, Jan. 8, 2019 (photo: Alan Nahigian)

Musically adventurous, unafraid to test genre boundaries, and always ultra-stylish, trumpeter Theo Croker offers a musically enlightened take on funk, postbop, and fusion.

Born in 1985 in Leesburg, Florida, Croker is the grandson of Grammy Award-winning trumpeter Doc Cheatham. He is a three-time Echo Award nominee, as well as a Theodore Presser Award recipient.

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