Where did Wycliffe Gordon go to college?

Butler High School
Wycliffe Gordon/Education

Gordon graduated in 1984 from Butler High School in Augusta. He performed in New York City as part of the McDonald’s High School All-American Band. He then studied music at Florida A&M, where he played in the marching band.

Where does Wycliffe Gordon teach?

In addition to his time in the spotlight, Gordon has devoted a substantial portion of his career to educating the next generation of musicians. He has taught at the Manhattan School of Music in New York and currently serves as an Artist in Residence for Augusta University in Georgia.

What is Wycliffe Gordon known for?

Trombone player Wycliffe Gordon is best known for his work with the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, under the direction of jazz maestro, Wynton Marsalis. The versatile trombonist can scat, multi-note, slide, and plunge, just like he stepped out of the 1930s.

Who did Wycliffe Gordon play with?

Ed Palermo Big Band
Statesmen of Jazz
Wycliffe Gordon/Music groups

What mouthpiece does Wycliffe Gordon use?

Pro Trombone Mouthpiece
Wycliffe’s Mouthpieces Pickett Brass has helped me develop the Wycliffe Gordon Signature Pro Trombone Mouthpiece line. Full sound, open feel, and flexibility like no other. Balanced mass coupled with a comfortable rim (diameter 25.95 mm) has resulted in a responsive and natural playing mouthpiece.

Where is Wycliffe Gordon from?

Waynesboro, Georgia, United States
Wycliffe Gordon/Place of birth

What band is Wycliffe Gordon in?

What kind of trombone does Wycliffe Gordon play?

Yamaha Custom Z
When it comes to jazz trombone, Wycliffe plays a Yamaha Custom Z – YSL-891Z, for which he was part of the design team, making this a real musicians choice.

How heavy is a bass trombone?

The trombone weighs about 1,3 to 2,8 kilos (3,0 to 6,1 lb). Your left arm weighs about 4 to 5 kg (9 to 11 lb) and you keep both of them up at the same time. All the time when you play.

What kind of music does Wycliffe Gordon play?

Wycliffe Gordon (2008) Wycliffe A. Gordon (born May 29, 1967) is an American jazz trombonist, arranger, composer, band leader, and music educator at the collegiate-conservatory level.

Where did Wycliffe Gordon live as a child?

Gordon was born in Waynesboro, Georgia, into a religious and musical background that influenced the early direction of his music. His father, Lucius Gordon (1936–1997), was a church organist at several churches in Burke County, Georgia, and a classical pianist and teacher.

When did Wycliffe Gordon become musical director of Apollo Theatre?

“Apollo: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow”: The world famous Apollo Theatre celebrated 75 years of existence by commissioning Wycliffe Gordon as the musical director and composer to present a new work that premiered May 2011.

Who is Wycliffe Gordon in the Charles Henry suite?

Wycliffe Gordon is a Yamaha Performing Artist and has his own line of Wycliffe Gordon Pro Signature Mouthpieces by Pickett Brass. “Charles Henry Suite.” Commissioned by the Douglass Theatre in Macon, GA for the 100th Anniversary celebration of the opening of the theater.