Church on Monday w/Elias Haslanger & featuring Dr. James Polk
July 26 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 8:30 pm on Monday, repeating until August 30, 2021
POLK, DR. JAMES was born September 10, 1940 in Yoakum, Texas but spent his childhood in Corpus Christi. Although his family’s gene pool virtually overflowed with piano players, including both parents, his sister and an aunt, James came to the piano relatively late in his youth. After being initiated into a life of music as an eight year old, violinist, James soon gladly changed to the saxophone, only to discover in middle school, his band director needed trombone players. So James switched his attention to mastering the trombone in high school and college. By the time he had finished undergraduate degree in 1963, James was already a professional musician. But he had had enough of the trombone and decided to marry his family heritage and his own musical talent to the piano. His decision not only kept alive his family’s tradition, but gave birth to one of the finest blues and jazz keyboard artists to come out of the Texas music scene in the last half century.