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Sarasota Jazz Festival Presents Wycliffe Gordon & The Billy Marcus Trio
Riverview Performing Arts Center
Sarasota, FL
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Sarasota Jazz Festival Presents Wycliffe Gordon & The Billy Marcus Trio
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, says the Jazz Times. 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.  
Downbeat Magazine's Critics Choice Award Best Trombone 2014, 2013 and 2012
Downbeat Magazine's Critics Choice "Rising Star Award" Tuba 2014
Jazz Journalists Association Award/Trombonist of the Year  2013, 2012, 2011, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2002, 2001
Jazz Journalists Association Critics' Choice Award for Best Trombone  2000
Former veteran member of the Wynton Marsalis Septet
Former member of Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra
Featured guest artist on Billy Taylor's "Jazz at the Kennedy Center" Series
Performance experience includes 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 traditional jazz world
Compositions performed by the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, Wycliffe Gordon and Friends, the Brass Band of Battle Creek and numerous other ensembles, and performed in programs throughout the U.S. and abroad.

Wycliffe will be presented with the 2016 Satchmo Award at this concert!.
He will be joined by the Billy Marcus Trio.

Location

Riverview Performing Arts Center (View)
1 Ram Way
Sarasota, FL 34232
United States


Categories

Music > Jazz

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!

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Name Withheld
Willowbrook, IL United States
Mar 11, 2016 6:16 AM
Name Withheld
Willowbrook, IL United States
Mar 11, 2016 6:16 AM
Ronald B.
SARASOTA, FL United States
Mar 10, 2016 1:57 PM
Rebecca M.
Huntingdon, PA United States
Mar 08, 2016 10:26 AM
Name Withheld
BRadenton, FL United States
Mar 07, 2016 12:45 PM
Name Withheld
BRadenton, FL United States
Mar 07, 2016 12:45 PM

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