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Wycliffe Gordon honors ‘Satchmo’ in concert

POSTED: January 19, 2012 12:30 a.m.
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Trombonist Wycliffe Gordon and his quintet will perform "Hello Pops!" Jan. 23 at the Hodgson Concert Hall in Athens.

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ATHENS — Renowned jazz musician and Georgia native Wycliffe Gordon will perform at 8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 23, in Hodgson Concert Hall at The UGA Performing Arts Center.

Gordon and his quintet will perform "Hello Pops!," a tribute to the legendary Louis Armstrong.

Gordon has earned a reputation as one of the top trombonists of his generation, winning the Jazz Journalists Association Award for Trombonist of the Year five times from 2001-2008.

A native of Waynesboro, 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.

In "Hello Pops!," the quintet performs the music made popular by the famed "Satchmo."

In his notes to the recently released CD of the show, Gordon writes, "We cover the music of Louis Armstrong that had the most influence on me as a jazz musician. From the Hot Fives through the All Stars (plus a few originals) this is a complete look at the music from the man we love and call Pops."

The Performing Arts Center will offer "A Conversation with ..." 45 minutes prior to the show. PAC Director George Foreman will be joined by Joshua Bynum, assistant professor of trombone.

Tickets are $20-$35 with discounts for UGA students. They can be purchased online at pac.uga.edu or by calling 706-542-4400 or 888-289-8497.



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