On Sunday, September 1, local jazz legend Edgar Crockett and his ensemble will lead the music in worship at Two Rivers Church. The service will start at 9:30 a.m. Pastor Robb will be wrapping up his summer sermon series, “The Bible’s Greatest Hits,” with a service built around John 3:16, “For God so loved the world…” The Sunday of Labor Day has been Jazz Sunday at Two Rivers Church for many years. It is always a highlight of the year, and a great way to kick off the fall year of programing.
Edgar Crockett is a musician, composer and educator. As a commercial trumpet player he has performed with Ray Charles, Roberta Slack, James Ingram, Maureen McGovern, Shirley Jones, The Temptations, The Four Tops and many others.
As a jazz trumpeter and director, he has performed with Jimmy Heath, David Sanchez, Wycliffe Gordon, Vincent Herring, Tom Harrell, J.J. Johnson, Louie Bellson, Clark Terry, Alex Acuna, Buddy Di Franco, Urbie Green, Bill Watrous, Alex Sipiagin, Danillo Perez, Javon Jackson, Stefon Harris, Jim Snidero, John Clayton, Diego Urcola, Mark Levine, Jon Weber, Seamus Blake, Marquis Hill and many other jazz greats.
His music is commercially released on Summit Records and Sea Breeze Jazz. His compositions are available from Ludwig Music and TUBA Press.
He has a Ph.D. in composition from the University of Iowa. He is currently a professor of music at Black Hawk College in Moline, Illinois.
On September 8, Two Rivers Church will celebrate Rally Day – the start of a new year of programming.