SPAC Announces First Jazz Fest Performer for 2015


Acclaimed trumpeter, composer and bandleader Theo Croker will perform with his band at the 38th annual Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival at Saratoga Performing Arts Center on Saturday, June 27.

The grandson of jazz legend Doc Cheatham, the 29-year-old Croker is among the most highly regarded trumpeters of his generation. His musical training has taken him from Jacksonville, Florida to Oberlin, Ohio to Shanghai, China to New York City, along the way developing his unique musical style including elements of salsa, rock, R&B, blues and hip-hop.

Croker will perform at SPAC’s jazz fest in support of his latest album, The AfroPhysicist, released earlier this year.

The annual Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival will be held at SPAC in Saratoga Springs on Saturday & Sunday, June 27 & 28.

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