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Wycliffe Gordon and his International All Stars

December 2, 2023, 9:30 pm11:00 pm

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Jazz St. Louis
3536 Washington Ave
St. Louis, MO 63103 United States

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American jazz trombonist, arranger, composer, band leader, and music educator Wycliffe Gordon will light up the Bistro stage! Wycliffe will be joined by Ehud Asherie on piano, Corcoran Holt on bass, Alvin Atkinson, Jr. on drums and vocals, and Adrian Cunningham on saxophone, flute, clarinet, and vocals.

Wycliffe took an interest in jazz in 1980 when he was thirteen, while listening to jazz records inherited from his great-aunt. The collection included a five-LP anthology produced by Sony-Columbia. In particular, he was drawn to musicians like Louis Armstrong and the Hot Fives and Hot Sevens. His early works as a professional were with Wynton Marsalis and he later conducted the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra in the premiere of his new, original score for the 1925 silent film Body and Soul, directed by Oscar Micheaux.

Known affectionately as “Pinecone,” the Georgia-born trombonist also sings and plays didgeridoo, trumpet, soprano trombone, tuba, and piano. In 1995, Gordon arranged and orchestrated the theme song for NPR’s All Things Considered. Make sure to catch these spirited performances that are sure to be bad to the bone!

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