2015 Special Guest: Wycliffe Gordon

Picnic with the Pops Presents
Night on Bourbon Street: A Tribute to Louis Armstrong
featuring Wycliffe Gordon and his International All-Stars
with the Lexington Philharmonic
Two Performances – Two Nights
Friday, August 14 and Saturday, August 15, 2015
Gates open at 6 p.m. – show starts at 8:30

A former veteran member of the Wynton Marsalis Septet and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, acclaimed jazz trombonist Wycliffe Gordon is a gifted composer, arranger and music educator, whose recordings reveal his vast knowledge and mastery of various timbres of jazz and chamber music.

Over the course of his career, Gordon has worked with Dizzy Gillespie, Lionel Hampton, Tommy Flanagan, Shirley Horn, Joe Henderson, Eric Reed, Randy Sandke and Branford Marsalis, along with many other top players from the swing and traditional jazz world, and has been a featured guest artist on Billy Taylor’s “Jazz at Kennedy Center” series.

Gordon’s “Jazz a la Carte” show, which debuted at the Apollo Theater, was named one of the “top five best moments in jazz” for the year 2011 by The Wall Street Journal, and his arrangement of the theme song to NPR’s “All Things Considered” is heard daily across the globe.

Picnic with the Pops is elated to welcome Gordon – who has actually been a Lexington resident for the past several years – and his International All-Stars to this year’s event!

For more info about Gordon and his extensive career, visit www.wycliffegordon.com.