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DOUBLE FEATURE WEEK:

WYCLIFFE GORDON QUINTET / TERRY WALDO SEXTET

WYCLIFFE GORDON & HIS INTERNATIONAL JAZZ ALL-STARS

Wycliffe Gordon, tb & ss & voc
Adrian Cunningham, reeds & voc
Ehud Asherie, p
Corcoran Holt, b
Alvin Atkinson Jr., dr

Downbeat critics poll has put him on top of the list of the best jazz trombonists many years in succession. Wycliffe is also a brilliant multi-instrumentalist, composer and bandleader.

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Musical ambassador and interpreter of America’s music, Wycliffe Gordon experiences an impressive career touring the world performing hard-swinging, straight-ahead jazz receiving great acclaim from audiences and critics alike. His unmatched modern mastery of the plunger mute and his exceptional technique and signature sound, has solidified Gordon a place in musical history known as one of the top trombonists of his generation. Jazz Journalists Association named him “Trombonist of the Year” in 2001, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2011, and he is a past recipient of the ASCAP Foundation Vanguard Award, among others. In addition to an extremely successful solo career, Gordon tours regularly leading the Wycliffe Gordon Quartet, headlining at legendary jazz venues and performing arts centers throughout the world. Gordon is a former veteran member of the Wynton Marsalis Septet, Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra and has been a featured guest artist on Billy Taylor's "Jazz at the Kennedy Center" Series. Gordon’s extensive performance experience includes work with many of the most renowned jazz performers of the past and present, such as Dizzy Gillespie, Nat Adderley, Harry "Sweets" Edison, Joe Henderson, Lionel Hampton, Shirley Horn and many more. Gordon has recorded fourteen solo CDs and seven co-leader CDs. Wycliffe Gordon is also a gifted composer and arranger. He is commissioned frequently by renowned jazz groups and organizati14.05.-18.5.2019 Wycliffe Gordon Quintet/ Terry Waldo Sextetons and has an extensive songbook of original compositions that span the various timbres of jazz music. His music is performed throughout the world by musicians and ensembles of every caliber. Gordon is one of America’s most persuasive and committed music educators, and currently serves on the faculty of the Jazz Arts Program at Manhattan School of Music. His work with young musicians and audiences from elementary schools to universities all over the world is extensive.


TERRY WALDO SEXTET: SCOTT JOPLIN AND THE WORLD OF RAGTIME

Terry Waldo, p & ld
Mike Davis, tr
Ricky Alexander, cl
Jim Fryer, tb
Brian Nalepka, b
Jay Lepley, dr

Terry Waldo is an undisputed master of stride and ragtime piano playing.

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At Jazzfestival Bern for the first time!

Terry Waldo is considered one of America's premier performers and presenters of Ragtime and Early Jazz. Known for his virtuoso ragtime and stride piano playing, charming vocals, and disarming wit, he is the protégé‚ of the legendary Eubie Blake. Waldo has played countless New York jazz clubs and has appeared in concerts worldwide, including the Grand Parade du Jazz in Venice, George Wein’s JVC Jazz Festival at Carnegie Hall and Jazz At Lincoln Center. Terry Waldo has performed and composed for many TV programs and films and has produced and arranged over 40 albums, including a ragtime orchestra album and is currently working on albums for Chiaroscuro, GHB and Delmark Records. His “This Is Ragtime”, presently being republished by Jazz at Lincoln Center, is the definitive book on the subject. Terry has also been the music director for a number of theatrical shows in New York City. He is also a renowned educator and a recent instructor at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Swing University. Waldo has a well-earned reputation for bringing laugh-out-loud humor to live concert settings in the vein of performers like Fats Waller. In honor of what would have been Scott Joplin’s 150th birthday, join him for an energetic week of ragtime. You’ll spend the set in awe as a group of virtuosic musicians reminds you how fresh and timeless this music truly is in the right hands. 14.05.-18.5.2019 Wycliffe Gordon Quintet/ Terry Waldo SextetTerry Waldo captures the history, personalities, and vibrance of Ragtime like none other can.

Concerts Wycliffe Gordon

Tue. 14.05. - Sat. 18.05.2019

Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, 10:00 p.m.
Thursday, 7:30 p.m.
Friday, 10:00 p.m.
Saturday, 3:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

Admission: CHF 52.-

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Tickets Wycliffe Gordon

Tickets Terry Waldo

Concerts Terry Waldo

Tue. 14.05. - Sat. 18.05.2019

Tuesday, 10:00 p.m.
Wednesday, 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, 10:00 p.m.
Friday, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, 5:15 p.m.&10:00 p.m.

Admission: CHF 48.-

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