Ed Polcer

ED POLCER is known as an American classic jazz cornetist, band leader, and mentor of young musicians. He has appeared in hundreds of concerts, festivals and jazz parties throughout the U.S., Canada, Japan and Europe. Ed joined Benny Goodman’s sextet in 1973. In 1994 President Clinton invited Ed to play for the 1994 Congressional Ball in the White house. 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 Rainier and Grace Kelly in Monaco. In 2004 he was honored to play for the official opening of the Louis Armstrong House Museum, where he is now one of the docents, giving tours to students, while familiarizing them with his knowledge of” Pops” and the New Orleans/Dixieland style of jazz. Ed is still playing at jazz festivals across the country, as well as gigs in his hometown of NYC., where he is also known to “blow his horn” on the steps of city hall, for the good of the arts community! We are pleased to welcome Ed back to the NCJF stage! check out his website – www.edpolcer.com