Wycliffe Gordon to Perform at Northwestern College, St. Paul

The Twin Cities Jazz Society and the Northwestern College Music Department present "Jazz in the Heartland, " an evening of music featuring renowned trombonist Wycliffe Gordon. The evening starts out with a free master class by Gordon, followed by a concert by The Noteables (part of the United States Air Force Heartland of America Band) with special guest Gordon.

Wycliffe Gordon is one of the top jazz artists in the country. He is a frequent performer with Wynton Marsalis at the Lincoln Center and serves on the faculty of the jazz studies program at The Juilliard School. His trombone playing has been hailed by jazz critics as "mixing powerful, intricate runs with sweet notes extended over clean melodies."

The Noteables, part of the United States Air Force Heartland of America Band, is a sleek, vibrant jazz ensemble that presents exciting, uplifting music which inspires audiences to increased patriotism. The group has appeared in concert and on national television with Bob Hope, jazz trumpeter Bobby Shew, composer/arranger Frank Mantooth, former "The Tonight Show" band leader Doc Severinsen and pop singer Lee Greenwood.

Maranatha Hall, Northwestern College, 3003 Snelling Ave. N., St. Paul, Minn.

WHEN: Wednesday, April 22
5 p.m.: Master class with Wycliffe Gordon

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