Nikki Malley at the Redstone Room -- October 15.

Sunday, October 15, 6 p.m.

The Redstone Room, 129 Main Street, Davenport IA

Themed “The Many Voices of Vibes,” the latest concert in Polyrhythms' monthly “Third Sunday Jazz Workshop & Matinée Series” will be headlined by vibraphonist and Knox College professor Malley and her ensemble, with local musician and Black Hawk College professor Crockett performing as the quintet's trumpet player.

The director of jazz studies and chair of the music department at Galesburg's Knox College, Dr. Malley received her B.A. in Music from Knox, her M.A. in Musicology from St. Louis, Missouri's Washington University, and her Ph.D. in Musicology from the University of Iowa. She currently serves as Artistic Director of the Knox Jazz Year, a role that has her shepherding the Jerome Mirza Jazz Residency program, the Knox Winter Jazz Series, and the Knox-Rootabaga Jazz Festival. In recent years, Malley has also appeared as a featured soloist with the Nova Singers, Bradley University Scholarship Series, Knox-Galesburg Symphony, Knox College Choir, and Galesburg Community Chorus.

Beyond his credits as educator and composer, Dr. Crockett has performed as a commercial trumpet player with numerous iconic musicians and bands, among them Ray Charles, Roberta Flack, James Ingram, Maureen McGovern, the Temptations, and the Four Tops. His list of famed collaborators as a jazz trumpeter and director, meanwhile, includes Jimmy Heath, Willie Pickens, David Sanchez, Vincent Herring, Tom Harrell, J.J. Johnson, Louie Bellson, and many other jazz greats.

Polyrhythms' 6 p.m. concert will be preceded by a 3 p.m. “Jazz Demystifying” workshop; tickets are $10-15 for the evening performance, with the workshop $5 for adults and free for students. For tickets and information, contact Polyrhythms at (309)373-0790 or Polyrhythms.org, or the Redstone Room at (563)326-1333 or RiverMusicExperience.org.

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