WYCLIFFE GORDON & HIS JAZZ All-Stars Brilliant multi-instrumentalist

  • Date: 14.05.2019
  • Start: 19:30
  • End date: 18.05.2019
  • End: 22:00
  • Location: Engestrasse 54, 3012 Bern
  • Contact: info@jazzfestivalbern.ch
  • Fee: CHF 52.00
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Musical ambassador and interpreter of America's music, Wycliffe Gordon experiences an impressive career touring the world performing hard-swinging, straight-ahead jazz receiving great acclaim from audiences and critics alike. His unmatched modern mastery of the plunger mute and his exceptional technique and signature sound, has solidified Gordon a place in musical history known as one of the top trombonists of his generation. Jazz Journalists Association named him "Trombonist of the Year" in 2001, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2011, and he is a past recipient of the ASCAP Foundation Vanguard Award, among others. In addition to an extremely successful solo career, Gordon tours regularly leading the Wycliffe Gordon Quartet, headlining at legendary jazz venues and performing arts centers throughout the world. Gordon is a former veteran member of the Wynton Marsalis Septet, Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra 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, such as Dizzy Gillespie, Nat Adderley, Harry "Sweets" Edison, Joe Henderson, Lionel Hampton, Shirley Horn and many more. Gordon has recorded fourteen solo CDs and seven co-leader CDs. Wycliffe Gordon is also a gifted composer and arranger.


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