Wycliffe’s first Big Band recording featuring many of his big band charts is set to be released at the Great American Brass Band Festival, June 4. This project has been in the making for a while and we are excited to share it with you. Recorded last fall with the DiMartino-Osland Jazz Orchestra (DOJO) in Lexington, KY, this CD features 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. Purchase now click here.
Wycliffe is the recipient of an ASCAP Plus Award for 2015. This award recognizes applicants for their musical endeavors and writing skills.
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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.
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 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.