Escape velocity is the speed required to overcome the gravitational pull of a planet or star. Escape Velocity is also the title of the latest album by new trumpet sensation Theo Croker. As you listen to his compositions, you begin to understand the choice of that technical term, as his hypnotic jazz has the power to transport us to other worlds. Theo Croker, grandson of trumpet-player Doc Cheatham and student of Donald Byrd, is an artist deeply rooted in jazz tradition. He nevertheless manages to brilliantly transcend genres through Afro, funk, soul, and hip hop inspirations. In the intimate setting of the Club, the public is sure to be transported by the cosmic and spiritual vibrations produced by the young jazzman and his top-flight musicians.