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Wycliffe with Aaron Neville and Swing Central Jazz!

The month of March is a busy one if you are Wycliffe Gordon–19 days of the 31 are spent on the road performing with other great jazz artists, high school jazz bands, professional jazz orchestras, and giving masterclasses and working with jazz musicians of all ages and levels.  Perhaps the highlight of this month is performing with pop artist Aaron Neville at the Cobb Energy Center in Atlanta on March 27 in a “New Orleans” themed program, as well as returning to Savannah for Swing Central Jazz–something Wycliffe has been a part of since it’s inception.

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Click on link to watch a video of WYCLIFFE discuss Swing Central Jazz

Wynton Marsalis Septet reunited for a successful week at Dizzy’s.

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Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola ended the year on a high note with an unprecedented residency by the legendary Wynton Marsalis Septet from December 26 – 31, including two special performances on New Year’s Eve.

Led by nine-time GRAMMY® Award and Pulitzer Prize winner Wynton Marsalis, the Wynton Marsalis Septet featured pianist Eric Reed, saxophonist & clarinetist Victor Goines, saxophonist Wessell “Warmdaddy” Anderson, trombonist Wycliffe Gordon, drummer Herlin Riley, and bassist Reginald Veal.

The Wall Street Journal Review-November 28, 2013

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November 28, 2013, 9:06pm

Wycliffe from Wall Street Journal

Wycliffe Gordon & Friends: ‘The Music of Duke, Dizzy, & the Dorseys’
Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola Broadway at 60th Street, fifth Floor, (212) 258-9595.  Through Sunday

Let’s face it: as a holiday, Thanksgiving is the neglected middle child and weak sister of its much more virile siblings, Halloween and Christmas. Yet there’s one musician who can transform this underperforming holiday—as well as the weekend that follows—into a joyful celebration to compete with its alpha male brothers. Trombonist, vocalist and raconteur (who also pleases crowds with cornet and tuba), Wycliffe Gordon is a one-man show unto himself, and when he surrounds himself with an outstanding band, as he almost invariably does, the results are greater still. A virtuosic brassman with a huge capacity for musical history, Mr. Gordon would seem to be going through the great years of jazz  alphabetically, with a show that encompasses Duke (Ellington), Dizzy (Gillespie) and the Dorseys (Jimmy Dorsey and one of Mr. Gordon’s trombonist role models, Tommy Dorsey). This is Mr. Gordon’s second year playing Dizzy’s over this post holiday weekend, and if he’s going to keep up the tradition, music lovers are going to be eagerly awaiting Thanksgiving each year in the same way that kids look forward to Christmas.

 

Wycliffe graces the cover of ITA Journal.

Wycliffe Gordon performed at this year’s International Trombone Association’s summer festival held in Columbus, GA.  He is featured on the cover of the current quarterly issue of the ITA Journal.

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JazzTimes Article–Wycliffe Gordon: A Man of Many Talents

A recent article written for JazzTimes Magazine by author Mick Carlon.

Where were you on the evening of Friday, August 1, 2013?

Well, unless you climbed into a time machine and traveled to 1922 Chicago to dig Louis Armstrong blowing second cornet at the Lincoln Gardens with King Oliver’s Creole Jazz Band, I bet my August 1 beat yours, for I was standing next to George Avakian—creator of the LP, producer of Duke and Pops, and a true gentleman—listening to Wycliffe Gordon and his band play one of the most exaltedly exciting sets of jazz I’ve ever heard. 

 To read the full article click here. 

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