Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra presents...

SRJO with Wycliffe Gordon: The Art of the Trombone

  • Sunday, November 5, 2017 2:00PM
  • Adult: $49
  • Senior: $47
  • Youth: $15

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Description

Affectionately referred to as a “force of nature,” composer and trombonist extraordinaire Wycliffe Gordon joins SRJO for a salute to the great trombonists J.J. Johnson, Sam Nanton, Tommy Dorsey, and more. Gordon is a former member of the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra and the Wynton Marsalis Sextet, has been a guest artist on Billy Taylor’s “Jazz at the Kennedy Center” concert series, and featured in the bands of Dizzy Gillespie, Lionel Hampton, Tommy Flanagan, Shirley Horn, Joe Henderson, Eric Reed, and Branford Marsalis. Selections include Gordon’s original compositions featured on his acclaimed albums “Hello Pops!” and “The Search,” plus highly personal (and charming) vocal styling reminiscent of Louis Armstrong.

Part of the 2017 Earshot Jazz Festival.


Artist Bio

The award-winning, 17-piece Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra (SRJO) is the Northwest’s premier big band jazz ensemble, co-directed by drummer Clarence Acox, nationally recognized director of bands at Seattle’s Garfield High School, and saxophonist/arranger Michael Brockman, long-time faculty member at the University of Washington School of Music.

The ensemble includes many of the region’s best-loved jazz soloists and bandleaders, and their extensive and growing repertoire is drawn from the 100-year history of jazz, from turn-of-the-20th century ragtime to turn-of-the-21st century avant-garde.

Recently, the cities of Seattle and Kirkland and the state of Washington proclaimed October 4th “Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra Day” in honor of the organization’s achievements. Their newest compact disc, “Benny Carter’s Kansas City Suite,” which features narration from Clarence Acox and a performance by the late Hadley Caliman, was released in November 2014 and has already achieved wide sales throughout the region. For more information about the SRJO, visit srjo.org.

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