Renowned musician and composer, trombonist WYCLIFFE GORDON, brings to life some of the most popular Louis Armstrong songs in this tribute to “Pops.” Backed with a variety of instruments, the WYCLIFFE GORDON QUINTET pays tribute to the legendary Louis Armstrong while bringing their own artistic vibes and original songs as well. WYCLIFFE GORDON’s artistry has been recognized and acknowledged throughout his career. He was featured at the 2000 Grammy Awards show and appeared on the soundtrack for the 2016 film, “Race.” WYCLIFFE GORDON was named “Best Trombone” in 2016 by Downbeat Magazine’s Critic Poll- the fourth time Gordon received this acknowledgement. He was also recognized as the Trombonist of Year 2016 awarded by the Jazz Journalists Association. In 1995, WYCLIFFE GORDON received the ASCAP Plus Award given to recognize applicants for their musical endeavors and writing skills.
WYCLIFFE GORDON has played the world’s most famous jazz festivals, including Vail Jazz, the Savannah Jazz Festival and others and has appeared at the world’s greatest jazz venues such as the Blue Note, Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola, the Jazz Standard, London’s Ronnie Scott’s and more. Wycliffe was featured on the cover of the October, 2014 issue of the legendary Downbeat magazine and in a five-page article inside. WYCLIFFE GORDON was a member of the original Wynton Marsalis Septet and the group has reunited for several memorable performances.