|Birth name||Theodore Lee Croker|
|Born||July 18, 1985|
|Origin||Leesburg, Florida, United States|
Theo Croker, or Theodore Lee Croker (born July 18, 1985), is a jazz trumpeter, singer, and bandleader from Leesburg, Florida. He attended Oberlin College and is the grandson of Grammy Award winning trumpeter Doc Cheatham. He has produced two albums and is currently producing his third. Theo Croker has traveled extensively around the world to play jazz music and resides currently in Shanghai.
Theo Croker was exposed to jazz music early in life as the grandson of a jazz legend. He attended Douglas Anderson School of the Arts in Jacksonville, Florida, and attended Oberlin College in 2003. He graduated from Oberlin in 2007 and soon released his first album. At Oberlin, Croker studied under such legendary jazz musicians as Wendell Logan, Donald Byrd, Marcus Belgrave, Gary Bartz, Robin Eubanks, Dan Wall, and Billy Hart and several other well known jazz recording artists while studying for his degree at Oberlin College. He received the Presser Music Foundation Award in 2007 which allowed him to finance his first album entitled The Fundamentals. He graduated from Oberlin College in 2007 and promoted his first album which was well received. In 2009 he finished his second album, In The Tradition, which received rave reviews from well-known jazz writer and Village Voice editor Nat Hentoff, who compared his work to Count Basie and Buck Clayton.
The Fundamentals Copyright-Left Sided Music (837101279611) Record Label: Left Sided Music with Stantwan Kendrick-alto saxophone, Andre Murchison-trombone, Sullivan Fortner-piano, Chris Mees-bass, Ulysses "Bim" Owens-drums 
In The Tradition Arbors Records with Joe Sanders-bass, Sullivan Fortner-piano, Albert "Tootie" Heath-drums, Benny Powell-trombone (7, 10)
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