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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Lino Patruno & the Ed Polcer's All Stars - Live in San Marino
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Dixieland | Music journalism
Successor bands played until the 1970s, and their mainstream style is still heard today, especially in touring bands led by cornetist Ed Polcer who was a co-owner of Condon's last nightclub in New York. Jim Cullum Jazz Band, led by cornetist ...
Author: Dogg Dugg (16 Feb 2015)
A festive February in Wilmington with a 3-day jazz weekend
5 (a Thursday) with a three-hour "Styles of Jazz” concert featuring The Benny Hill Quartet (jazz standards), Molly Ryan with the Dan Levinson Quartet (swing), Rossano Sportiello (tribute to George Shearing) and Ed Polcer's All-Star Jam.
Author: John Bordsen (28 Jan 2015)
MUSIC LOVERS ALERT! | Princeton Class of 1953
Just for a change of pace: How many of you remember our 45th, when the Ed Polcer All Stars played at our reunion Friday night? Ed is Class of 1958, so when we didn't hire him again at our 60th Marcia and I went over to 1958, where he was ...
Author: John C. Stone II (6 Jan 2015)