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Wycliffe Gordon makes cover of Downbeat magazine!

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Wycliffe graces the cover of the October issue of Downbeat magazine with a special look into his music and his love and admiration for ‘Pops’ (Louis Armstrong). ¬†Photos of Wycliffe inside the Louis Armstrong House and Museum are extra special.

Downbeat Critics Poll names Wycliffe “Best Trombone” for the third year in a row!

Well it’s official. Once again Wycliffe has been named “Best in Trombone” by the Downbeat Critics Poll for his contributions to jazz in 2014. In addition, they have also bestowed upon him the “Rising Star” award for best in miscellaneous instrument–Tuba! Wycliffe is best known as a trombonist, but he is also quite accomplished on Tuba as well as the Trumpet and Soprano Trombone, both of which he plays regularly in concert performances. For more information on all of the 2014 winners, click here.

Wycliffe puts finishing touches on Big Band CD!

Soon to be released is a Big Band recording featuring the big band charts of Wycliffe Gordon! This project has been in the making for a while and we are excited to be nearing completion. Recorded last fall with the DiMartino-Osland Jazz Orchestra (DOJO) in Lexington, KY, this CD will feature original compositions and arrangements by Wycliffe. The CD highlights Wycliffe on trombone, trumpet, tuba and vocals and features trumpeter Vince DiMartino and saxophonist Miles Osland.
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Wycliffe and Eric Reed on mini-tour!

Wycliffe reunites with pianist Eric Reed for three performances in Europe this week. Not having performed together as a duo in years, they will come together to perform in Spain, France and Switzerland selecting music from their previous recordings WE and WE2.