Department of Drama 2016-17 Season
Wycliffe Gordon Wycliffe Gordon

Syracuse University Jazz Day will feature a 3 p.m. jazz master class with renowned musician, composer, conductor, and arranger Wycliffe Gordon. At 4:30 p.m., Gordon will join SU's Morton Schiff Jazz Ensemble and Faculty Jazz Septet for a concert. Both events will be held in Shemin Auditorium, Shaffer Art Building.

Musical ambassador and interpreter of America’s music, Gordon experiences an impressive career touring the world, performing hard-swinging, straight-ahead jazz and receiving great acclaim from audiences and critics alike. His unmatched modern mastery of the plunger mute and his exceptional technique and signature sound have solidified Gordon a place in musical history as one of the top trombonists of his generation. The critics seem to agree; The DownBeat Critics Poll named Gordon “Best in Trombone” in 2014, 2013, and 2012 and Jazz Journalists Association named him “Trombonist of the Year” in 2013 as well as previous years 2001, 2002, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2011, and 2012. He received the Louis Armstrong Memorial Prize presented by the Swing Jazz Culture Foundation and was named Artist of the Year by the Augusta Arts Council. He is a past recipient of the ASCAP Foundation Vanguard Award, among others.


Both the master class and concert are free and open to the public.


For most events, free and accessible concert parking is available on campus in the Q-1 lot, located behind Crouse College. If this lot is full or unavailable, guests will be redirected. Campus parking availability is subject to change, so please call 315.443.2191 for current information.

Q-1 Lot