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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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THE MUSIC SPEAKS FOR ITSELF: THE WEST TEXAS ...
Trumpet: Ed Polcer, Warren Vache, Randy Sandke Trombone: Dan Barrett, John Allred Reeds: Ken Peplowski, Scott Robinson, Allan Vache Guitar: Bucky Pizzarelli, Ed Laub (vocals) Vocals: Rebecca Kilgore. The West Texas Jazz Party is ...
Author: jazzlives (25 Apr 2015)
THE VIEW FROM TABLE 3 WAS GRAND; THE MUSIC ...
Vaché and Barrett, but one of the great lyrical surprises of the AJP was Ben Polcer — who is so much more than just “Ed Polcer's kid” — an easy, hot player with a fine range who knows the twists and turns but also has a swing feel . . . now and ...
Author: jazzlives (22 Apr 2015)
Shaye Cohn - Playing Traditional Jazz - Blogger
Bob Andersen of San Diego has kindly emailed me to say Shaye's cornet formerly belonged to Ed Polcer, father of the very fine New Orleans jazz trumpeter Ben Polcer. Ed has been playing jazz cornet for 55 years! Next to the cornet we see ...
Author: Ivan (11 Mar 2015)