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IN CONCERT - The University of Scranton Singers and Jazz Band with guest soloist Dr. Wycliffe Gordon (H. ’06)

Friday, 08 May, 2020

Friday, May 8, 2020, 7:30 p.m.
University of Scranton Houlihan McLean Center (Mulberry St. at Jefferson Ave.), admission FREE

IN CONCERT: The University of Scranton Singers and Jazz Band with guest soloist Dr. Wycliffe Gordon (H. ’06)

     Performer, composer, arranger, bandleader, and music educator Dr. Wycliffe Gordon experiences an impressive career touring the world performing to great acclaim from audiences and critics alike. Jazz Journalists Association named him “2019 Trombonist of the Year” for the 12th time, and Downbeat Critics Poll named Wycliffe “Best Trombone” again for 2018 (2018, 2016, 2014, 2013 & 2012). The awards and honors he has earned are numerous, and include the “Louie Award” honoring his dedication and commitment to the music of Louis Armstrong; the International Trombone Association Award recognizing the highest level of creative and artistic achievement; an honorary doctorate from The University of Scranton; the “Satchmo Award” from the Sarasota Jazz Club; the “Louis Armstrong Memorial Prize” of the Swing Jazz Culture Foundation, “Artist of the Year” by the Augusta Arts Council; the ASCAP Foundation “Vanguard Award”, and many others. Musicians and ensembles of every caliber perform his music throughout the world and his arrangement of the theme song to NPR’s “All Things Considered” is heard daily across the globe. Gordon is a former veteran member of the Wynton Marsalis Septet, the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra and has been a featured guest artist on Billy Taylor's "Jazz at the Kennedy Center" Series. Gordon is also one of Americaʼs most persuasive and committed music educators; he is Visiting Artist in Jazz Studies at the Arizona State University in Phoenix, and is Director of Jazz Studies at Augusta University in Augusta, GA. (wycliffegordon.com)

     The University of Scranton Jazz Band is a 25 member ensemble of big band instrumentation, made up of University of Scranton student musicians from majors spanning the curriculum. They perform five or more times per year, and the majority of their performances are open to the public, free of admission charge. The University of Scranton Singers is a 50+ voice mixed choir founded more than half a century ago, composed of students from majors spanning the curriculum. All enrolled Scranton students are eligible for membership in the Performance Music ensembles, which include both vocal and instrumental ensembles.

Contact:

Cheryl Y. Boga

Phone: 570-941-7624
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Houlihan-McLean Center, Aula

342 Jefferson Avenue
Scranton, PA 18510