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Wycliffe Gordon with the QCC Jazz Ensemble (Trailer)

Wednesday, March 19, 2008
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Wycliffe Gordon enjoys an extraordinary career as a performer, conductor, composer, arranger, and educator, receiving high praise from audiences and critics alike. Gordon tours the world performing hard-swinging, straight-ahead jazz for audiences ranging from heads of state to elementary school students. His trombone playing, hailed as "mixing powerful, intricate runs with sweet notes extended over clean melodies," has been universally hailed by jazz critics. Gordon received the Jazz Journalists Association 2002 and 2001 Award for Trombonist of the Year, the Jazz Journalists Association 2000 Critics' Choice Award for Best Trombone and has been nominated for the Jazzpar Award.

In addition to a thriving solo career, he tours regularly leading the Wycliffe Gordon Quartet, headlining at legendary jazz venues throughout the world. Gordon is a former veteran member of the Wynton Marsalis Septet, The Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, and The Gully Low Jazz Band, and has been a featured guest artist on Billy Taylor's "Jazz at The Kennedy Center" Series. Gordon's extensive performance experience includes work with many of the most renowned jazz performers of the past and present.

The QCC Jazz Band is
Michael Patelson, electric piano
Ishmael Keith, piano
Hashim Sharrieff, electric and acoustic bass
Gregory Caputo, drums
Joe Izaguirre, drums
Eliot Lilien, guitar
Kunal Singh, tenor sax
Alexander Martinez, guitar
Marco Gutierrez, guitar
Jose Bello, percussion
Willie Bourdier, percussionLisa Oliveri, percussion
Anothony Wong, percussion

Program will be announced from the stage, including selections such as:
Jay-Blues, Joe Izaguirre
In A Mellow Tone, Duke Ellington
So What, Miles Davis & Eddie Jefferson
Just Friends, Klemmer & Lewis
Blue Bossa, Kenny Durham
Take The "A" Train, Duke Ellington & Billy Strayhorn
Montuno for Wycliffe, Elliot Lilien

Website: http://www.qcc.cuny.edu/Music/