Wycliffe Gordon

Wycliffe Gordon

Friday, April 27, 2012, 8:00 p.m.
Venue: Alexander Clark Center (formerly known as Conference Center)
Admission: $20
Season: 2011-12

Gordon has worked with many top players from both the swing and traditional jazz worlds, including  Dizzy Gillespie, Branford Marsalis, Tommy Flanagan, Lionel Hampton, Eric Reed, Joe Henderson, Randy Sandke and Shirley Horn.  He was selected for the Jazz Journalists Association Award/Trombonist of the Year for 2001, 2002, 2006, 2007 and 2008.  Gordon is a faculty member of the Jazz Arts Program at the Manhattan School of Music.  In 1995, he re-orchestrated the theme song for NPR's All Things Considered.  He performed at the 2000 Grammy Awards with Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra.  In 2007, Gordon was presented with The ASCAP Foundation Vanguard Award for his “innovative musical activity as a composer, instrumentalist, performer and educator in the field of Jazz.”  He has fifteen solo CDs and seven as co-leader.


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