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With a set focusing on the album that changed the future of jazz music, Miles Davis’ “Kind of Blue,” trumpeter Eric Jacobson will bring his love of jazz music to life in this one-of-a-kind concert experience. A Racine native who studied trumpet under Johnny Hemkes, he has performed with Grammy Award Winners Phil Woods, Benny Golson, Brian Lynch, Tito Puente Jr., and Eric Benet.
One of the most prominent jazz trumpet players in the area, Eric’s approach to jazz is fresh and modern, yet stays within the traditions of greats like Chet Baker and Freddie Hubbard. He is also an instructor at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music and performs in their jazz sextet We Six, providing fiery solos and contributing arrangements and original compositions to the band’s repertoire. As a recording artist he has collaborated on the albums “The Sweet Minute Big Band,” “Human Kindness, “ and “Discover.”
In 2001, Joe Mooney created the Jean’s Jazz Series in memory of his wife, Jean, who passed away from ovarian cancer. Since then, over 21,000 people have attended our, concerts, grossing over $120,000 to benefit the Racine Theatre Guild. Jean’s love of the Guild and her love of Jazz inspired a series that has truly enriched our community.