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Trombonist Wycliffe Gordon to Headline SWOSU Jazz Festival

December 7, 2012

Wycliffe Gordon 

Trombonist Wycliffe Gordon and his quartet will headline the Southwestern Oklahoma State University 43rd annual Jazz Festival on February 7-8 in Weatherford.

Richard Tirk, assistant professor in music at SWOSU, said Gordon is known as one of the top trombonists of his generation. Wycliffe has been named “Best in Trombone” by the Downbeat Critics Poll for 2012 and Jazz Journalists Association named him “Trombonist of the Year” again this year in 2012 as well as the previous years of 2001, 2002, 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2011.

Gordon and his quartet will play a concert on February 7 at 7 p.m. and play with SWOSU Jazz Ensemble A during the Jazz Festival concerts on February 8 at 1 and 8 p.m.  Tickets are $10 for the February 8 concerts.

The Weatherford Arts Council is offering a dinner event entitled ‘Jazz with Pizzazz’ on Feb 8 at 6 p.m. More information on the dinner is available from wac@weatherfordartscouncil.org or Dr. James South at 580.774.7152

More information and details on the SWOSU Jazz Festival is located at: www.swosujazz.com. Tickets can be purchased through the SWOSU Music Department Office at 580.774.3708.

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