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Ed Polcer (born February 10, 1937 in Paterson, New Jersey) is an American classic jazz cornetist, band leader, festival director, club owner/manager and mentor of young musicians. He has been described as a "melodic mellow-toned cornetist with an unforced delivery". Ed started leading jazz bands while attending Princeton University. While at Princeton studying engineering, Ed was headed toward a promising career as a professional baseball player. During that time, he was asked to play at the Monaco wedding of Princess Grace and Prince Rainier, as well as a concert in Carnegie Hall, so Ed made the decision to follow the music instead of a baseball career. When cornetist Bobby Hackett recommen...

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FUN FOR ALL AGES: DANNY COOTS PLUS TEN at the ...
(I also recall, since Ed Polcer was on this session, nights at the last Eddie Condon's where Ed and Ruby Braff would switch off — melody and improvisation — for a few choruses, always very inspiring.) The device also solves the unstated ...
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SUNDAY MORNING SERENADES: ED POLCER, DAN ...
In keeping with that idea, here is a too-brief set of quiet beauty — swinging music performed on a Sunday morning (April 26, 2014) at the Atlanta Jazz Party by five masters of the craft: Ed Polcer, cornet; Dan Barrett, trombone; Paul Keller, string ...
Author: jazzlives  (8 Aug 2014)

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