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Wycliffe Gordon at The Kitano Jazz Bar!!

June 7, 2012

You know him. You love him. You want to see him play already! Wycliffe Gordon from Waynesboro, Georgia, is a jazz trombonist. He also plays didgeridoo, trumpet, tuba, piano and sings.

In 1995, he re-orchestrated the theme song for NPR’s All Things Considered. Gordon’s is the third version of the easily recognized tune, first penned by Don Voegeli in 1976.

Wycliffe Gordon came from a strongly religious background (his father was a church organist) that influenced the early direction of his music. He became interested in jazz at thirteen inspired by an aunt’s music collection. His interest at that time was mostly the earlier musicians like Louis Armstrong. His early works as a professional were with Wynton Marsalis, but in recent years he has expanded beyond swing and has experimented with new instruments. The strongest example of this might be The Search where he plays didgeridoo and does Thelonious Monk songs.

This Friday 6.8 and Saturday 6.9 Mr. Gordon and friends will entertain you like no other at the new and improved Jazz Bar at The Hotel Kitano.
Here’s the line-up :
Wycliffe Gordon – Trombone
Aaron Diehl – Piano
Yasushi Nakamura – Bass
Marion Felder – Drums

Get over there and check them out!!

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