Performing Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Ed Polcer has appeared in hundreds of concerts, festivals and jazz parties throughout the United States, Canada, Japan and Europe. Ed joined Benny Goodman’s Sextet in 1973. In 2004 he was honored to play for the official opening of the Louis Armstrong House Museum and became a member of the Statesmen of Jazz. President Clinton invited Ed to play for the 1994 Congressional Ball in the White House, and in 2001, Ed appeared in a command performance in Bangkok for the King of Thailand. He has made several Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center appearances and performed at the wedding of Prince Ranier and Grace Kelly in Monaco. Ed’s recent concert presentations include The Magic of Swing Street, When Broadway Meets Swing Street and Lionel, Red and Bunny, a centennial celebration of legendary jazz musicians Lionel Hampton, Red Norvo, and Bunny Berigan.
Recently, Ed and his wife Judy bought a condo in the French Quarter of New Orleans and have been enjoying the best of both (NYC & NOLA) worlds. In addition to the better-known venues in the French Quarter (Preservation Hall, Fritzel’s, & Palm Court) Ed is playing on Royal Street and in clubs on Frenchmen’s Street with a host of young players. Polcer, with his cornet, has been a long time favorite at the North Carolina Jazz Festival. Visit artist website HERE.