We kick off our season with a Big Band tour across the US, stopping at musical sights along the way with tunes like Swingtime in the Rockies, Indiana and I Left My Heart in San Francisco. The program will also include the world premiere of the First Music Commission The Mild, Mild Midwest by Michael Conrad.
Matt Holman, director
Wycliffe Gordon, trombone
7:30 & 9:30pm
Tickets & Reservations
Reservations for this concert will be managed by Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola. Reservations can be made online. Tickets are $30 Adult/$10 Students with a $5 minimum at the bar and $10 minimum at a table. Phone & Group reservations (parties of 6 or more) please call: 212. 258.9595 or 212.258.9592
Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola's Seating Policy
Seating begins at 6:00pm for the 7:30pm set. Seating for the 9:30 set begins at approximately 9:00pm. Your reservation will be held until 7:15 for the first set, 9:15 for the second set. Reservations for guests arriving after these times will not be guaranteed. You will be seated upon availability.
Should you be unable to attend the performance you selected, or if the number of people in your party changes, please notify Dizzy's at least 24 hours prior to the start of the set.
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” again in 2011 as well as previous years 2001, 2002, 2006, 2007, and 2008. 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. His “Jazz a la Carte” show, which debuted at the Apollo Theater last year, was named one of the “top five best moments in jazz” for the year 2011 by The Wall Street Journal.
Gordon’s recordings are a model of consistency and inspiration, and his musical expertise has been captured on numerous recordings, including fourteen solo CDs and seven co-leader CDs. His most recent release, “Hello Pops, A Tribute to Louis Armstrong” has received rave reviews and pays homage to Wycliffeʼs musical hero. Wycliffe Gordon is also a gifted composer and arranger. He is commissioned frequently by renowned jazz groups and organizations and has an extensive songbook of original compositions that span the various timbres of jazz music. His music is performed throughout the world by musicians and ensembles of every caliber.
Gordon is one of America’s most persuasive and committed music educators, and currently serves on the faculty of the Jazz Arts Program at Manhattan School of Music. Kendor Publishing recently released “Sing It First” Wycliffeʼs own unique approach to playing the instrument. He was awarded an honorary doctorate in 2006 from the University of Scranton, for his tireless dedication to the field. His work with young musicians and audiences from elementary schools to universities all over the world is extensive, and includes master classes, clinics, workshops, children’s concerts and lectures — powerful evidence of his unique ability to relate musically to people of all ages.