Edgar Crockett is a musician, composer and educator living in Northwestern Illinois. As a commercial trumpet player he has performed with Ray Charles, Roberta Slack, James Ingram, Maureen McGovern, Shirley Jones, The Temptations, The Four Tops and many others.
As a jazz trumpeter and director, he has performed with Jimmy Heath, David Sanchez, Wycliffe Gordon, Vincent Herring, Tom Harrell, J.J. Johnson, Louie Bellson, Clark Terry, Alex Acuna, Buddy Di Franco, Urbie Green, Bill Watrous, Alex Sipiagin, Danillo Perez, Javon Jackson, Stefon Harris, Jim Snidero, John Clayton, Diego Urcola, Mark Levine, Jon Weber, Seamus Blake, Marquis Hill and many other jazz greats.
His music is commercially released on Summit Records and Sea Breeze Jazz. His compositions are available from Ludwig Music and TUBA Press.
He has a Ph.D. in composition from the University of Iowa. He is currently a professor of music at Black Hawk College in Moline, Illinois.