Wycliffe Gordon

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Wycliffe Gordon
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Wycliffe Gordon
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Wycliffe Gordon recording with Clark Terry
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Wycliffe Gordon
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Marcus Printup (left) and Wycliffe Gordon at 80th Birthday Celebration for Ben Tucker
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Wycliffe Gordon & Clairdee on The Jazz Cruise 2011
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Tom Kennedy, Wycliffe Gordon, John Allred, John Fedchock, & Butch Miles on The Jazz Cruise 2011
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Grant Green, Jr., Wycliffe Gordon, Ike Stubblefield, and Marcus Printup at 2011 Savannah Music Festival
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Grant Green, Jr., Wycliffe Gordon, Ike Stubblefield, Marcus Printup at 2011 Savannah Music Festival
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Ann Hampton Callaway, Nikki Harris, Wycliffe Gordon, Terell Stafford and Jeff Clayton performing on The Jazz Cruise 2014
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Wycliffe Gordon performing on The Jazz Cruise 2014
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Wycliffe Gordon is a versatile trombonist who can sound like a New Orleans jazz veteran, a plunger-mute specialist from the 1930s, a gospel player, or a modern jazz improviser. Born in Waynesboro, Georgia, he began on the trombone when he was 12 and, after being willed his aunt’s record collection the following year, he discovered and immersed himself in jazz. While attending college, Gordon attended a workshop given by Wynton Marsalis. So impressed was Marsalis by what he heard of Gordon’s playing that it eventually led to the trombonist joining both the Wynton Marsalis Septet and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra in 1989.

Gordon flourished in both of those settings and became one of the most impressive of Marsalis’ sidemen and alumni. He has also had the opportunity to work with Dizzy Gillespie, Lionel Hampton, Tommy Flanagan, Shirley Horn, Joe Henderson, Eric Reed, Randy Sandke and Branford Marsalis, plus many top players from the swing and trad jazz world. In addition, Gordon is a prolific composer and wrote a new score to the 1925 Paul Robeson silent film Body and Soul, and is currently working on several commissioned works for Jazzmobile and City of Columbus. His creative talent as a musician is wide-reaching and he currently plays trumpet, euphonium, tuba and didgeridoo, and often takes a spirited vocal.

He serves on the faculty of the Jazz Studies Program at Manhattan School of Music and has recorded over twenty CDs of his own, many on his own label Blues Back Records. Wycliffe tours the world with his quartet and appears at many modern and classic jazz festivals. He has a new CD release coming out in August 2011 to honor the 110th birthday celebration of Louis Armstrong. Wycliffe will be featured on trumpet and vocals in addition to trombone mastery. Wycliffe is a Yamaha Performing Artist.

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Articles on Wycliffe Gordon

10/16/13    In Profile with Mick Carlon    By Mick Carlon

Wycliffe Gordon: A Man of Many Talents

07/15/12    In Person    By Lee Mergner

Wycliffe Gordon: Sing It First!

04/12/12    News    By Jeff Tamarkin

Wycliffe Gordon’s “Hello Pops!” to Play in NYC

11/11/11    News    By Jeff Tamarkin

"Bending Towards the Light" Christmas Concert in NYC Will Feature Jazz Stars

10/16/11    News    By Jeff Tamarkin

Wycliffe Gordon Named LALPC Artist-In-Residence

08/24/11    News    By Jeff Tamarkin

Jazzmobile Premieres Original Score by Wycliffe Gordon

04/22/11    News    By Lee Mergner

Jazz Comes Back in Harlem

05/13/09    News    By Jeff Tamarkin

Late Lindy Hop Icon Frankie Manning to Be Celebrated

03/19/09    News    By Jeff Tamarkin

Jazz At Lincoln Center Announces 2009-10 Season

04/21/08    Concerts    By George Kanzler

Savannah Music Festival

October 2007    Albums    By Mike Joyce

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Wycliffe Gordon & Eric Reed

June 2007    Features    By George Kanzler

Swing @ Sea: Jazz Cruises

April 2007    Albums    By Mike Shanley

This Rhythm on My Mind
Wycliffe Gordon and Jay Leonhart

December 2006    Albums    By Colin Fleming

Cone's Coup
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December 2006    Albums    By Colin Fleming

Cone's Coup
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May 2006    Features    By Ed Berger

Wycliffe Gordon: The Beautiful Soul of...

09/19/05    By Bill Milkowski

Concerts — November 2005

July/August 2005    Brass Tracks    By Mike Shanley

In the Cross
Wycliffe Gordon and the Garden City Gospel Choir

July/August 2005    Brass Tracks    By Mike Shanley

In the Cross
Wycliffe Gordon and the Garden City Gospel Choir

December 2003    Albums    By John Murph

The Joyride
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April 2003    Bones    By Harvey Siders

United Soul Experience
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05/06/02    Concerts    By Ira Gitler

Bern Jazz Festival 2002

March 2001    Hearsay    By Greg Robinson

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09/06/00    Concerts    By Doug Ramsey

Vail Jazz Festival 2000

Albums

The Search

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The Gospel Truth

Criss Cross Jazz
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United Soul Experience

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The Joyride

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Dig This!!

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In the Cross

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This Rhythm on My Mind

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