Name a contemporary American jazz trombonist, arranger, composer, band leader, and music educator at the collegiate-conservatory level, who also sings and plays 22 other instruments…
If you said the Star Performer in our 2018 True Blue Jazz Festival Saturday Night Headline Event, Wycliffe Gordon….you would be correct!
With just under 30 CD’s to his credit as a Band Leader, and numerous others as a Sideman…Wycliffe is a prolific Jazz recording & performance artist. He is as renowned for his prowess on the Trombone as he is as a Composer, Conductor, or Arranger. Early in his professional career, he established great credentials through his performances in the Wynton Marsalis Septet. Likewise as an original member of Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra…and as a featured guest artist on Billy Taylor’s “Jazz at the Kennedy Center” Series.
As a Music & Jazz Educator, Wycliffe Gordon presents master classes, clinics, workshops, children’s concerts and lectures to students from elementary schools to universities all over the world. In recognition of his professional and academic accomplishments, since 2000, Wycliffe has held positions as Associate Professor at Michigan State University, Professor of Jazz Arts at Manhattan School of Music, and Professor of Jazz Studies at The Juilliard School. During his
appearance here for our 2018 True Blue Jazz Festivals’ October13th Headliner Event on Saturday evening…Wycliffe Gordon will arrive on Friday the 12th, to conduct a Master Class/Workshop for the Cape Henlopen High School Jazz Band Students.
Over the years, Wycliffe Gordon has shared the stage or recorded with the like of Wynton and Branford Marsalis, Paul Simon, Natalie Merchant, Rene Marie, Dianne Reeves, Anat Cohen, Ricky Skaggs, Arturo Sandoval, Doc Severinsen, Dizzy Gillespie, Lionel Hampton, Tommy Flanagan, Shirley Horn, Joe Henderson, Eric Reed, and Randy Sandke, to name just a few. Wycliffe has received the award of ‘Trombonist of the Year’ 10 times since 2001, by the Jazz Journalists Association. He is also the youngest member of the ‘U.S. Statesmen of Jazz’ (a touring ensemble featuring senior musicians), and in many tour performances continues to serve as a musical ambassador for the U.S. State Department.
The Wycliffe Gordon Shows (2 Shows at 730pm & 930pm on Saturday 10/13) will feature a special treat for DC area Jazz Fans visiting the True Blue Jazz Festival this coming October. An outstanding lineup of jazz artists from 2018’s MidAtlantic Jazz Fest Orchestra will perform, that specially selected to accompany Mr. Gordon through his selected Jazz Charts of favorites, & from among his personal catalogue of his own compositions. It’s powerhouse group of jazz talent that’s been assembled to bring you a REAL Jazz True Blue ‘All Star’ Revue…providing you with the pinnacle of performance perfection for this uplifting Saturday Night Jazz Show featuring our 2018 True Blue Jazz Star Performer – Wycliffe Gordon.
Don’t get caught watchin’ the paint dry on Saturday Night…October 13th!!! Get your Tickets NOW!!!