eturning to SJW for his fourth time on the SJW faculty, Wycliffe Gordon is legendary, as a musician and as an educator. His award-winning talent on trombone, slide trumpet, and other brass instruments is simply astonishing — if you haven’t experienced his playing, please go to his website, below, and listen to a few clips. You simply won’t believe what you hear. There’s no other way to put it: He’s one of the top trombonists in jazz.
Jazz students young and old flock to his master classes and seminars. Wycliffe is a tireless educator, sharing his deep knowledge of music and technical mastery, able to present a successful course of study for each individual with whom he works. His warmth and humor are contagious in the classroom, and on stage.
In addition to an extremely successful solo career, Wycliffe tours regularly, leading his quintet known as Wycliffe Gordon and His International All-Stars, headlining at legendary jazz venues and performing arts centers throughout the world. He is commissioned frequently, and has an extensive catalog of original compositions that span the various genres of jazz and chamber music. Musicians and ensembles of every caliber perform his music throughout the world and his arrangement of the theme song to NPR’s All Things Considered is heard daily. Gordon is a former veteran of the Wynton Marsalis Septet and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, and he has been a featured guest artist on Billy Taylor’s Jazz at the Kennedy Center Series.
His musical expertise is sought out by artists around the globe and has been captured on countless projects with other artists including Wynton Marsalis, Paul Simon, Natalie Merchant, Rene Marie, Dianne Reeves, Anat Cohen, Ricky Skaggs, Arturo Sandoval, and Doc Severinsen to name a few.
Find out more about Wycliffe Gordon at his website: wycliffegordon.com