Polk State’s “Voices of the People” Concert Series Presents Shawn Edmonds Quintet on Feb. 6

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Polk State College’s “Voices of the People” concert series continues Feb. 6 at 6:30 p.m. at the Polk State Lakeland LTB atrium.

The concert is open to the public. Donations of $5 are requested to support the concert series.

Lending their talents to the evening will be the Shawn Edmonds Quintet, who will present “A History of Bebop.” The ensemble’s namesake, Shawn Edmonds, is a trumpeter who made his solo debut with the Chicago Symphony when he was just 17 years old. He went on to study at the Eastman School of Music, where he earned a degree in classical trumpet.

He has performed with orchestras and ensembles such as the Cab Calloway Band, Count Basie Orchestra, Chelsea Opera Orchestra, Duke Ellington Band, Jazz Express Big Band, Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, Sphinx Festival Orchestra and the Utah Symphony Orchestra.

Edmonds is currently substituting in four Broadway shows.

He will be joined at Polk State by bassist Thomas Brinkley, drummer Goetz Kujack, guitarist Kelly Dow and saxophonist Kenny Hamilton — all accomplished musicians in their own rights.

Polk State Lakeland is located at 3425 Winter Lake Road.

“Voices of the People” is a joint initiative by the College’s Philosophy Club and SALO (Student Activities and Leadership Office).