Wycliffe Gordon and the Garfield High School Jazz Band
Wycliffe Gordon performed with the Garfield HS Jazz Band Friday Oct 24th
An internationally-acclaimed trombonist, composer, arranger, and educator originally from Waynesboro, Georgia, Wycliffe Gordon has enjoyed an award-winning career performing and teaching hard-swinging, straight-ahead jazz for audiences around the world.
Seattle’s award-winning Garfield High School Jazz Band, which, under the 37-year leadership of Clarence Acox, was named the Outstanding Festival Band at the prestigious Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival for the seventh time in 2006 and has garnered top awards for seven consecutive years at the Essentially Ellington
National Jazz Band Competition and Festival.
The band has also performed at the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland, Jazz á Vienne in France, and the North Sea Jazz Festival.
Click here for the complete schedule for the rest of the upcoming shows at the 2008 Earshot Jazz Festival