Wycliffe Gordon

Wycliffe Gordon

Wycliffe Gordon at 29th annual CSU East Bay Jazz Festival April 18-19

  • April 16, 2014 7:00am

Renowned trombonist Wycliffe Gordon will headline the 29th Annual Cal State East Bay Jazz Festival that begins Friday, April 18 and continues through Saturday, April 19, on the Hayward Campus. The performance is in the University Theatre.

Admission to the festival is free to CSUEB students, faculty and staff members with a university ID card.

The festival opens with a Friday 7:30 p.m. performance by Gordon, a special guest, with the CSU East Bay Jazz Band. Festival activities on Saturday for registered jazz bands.

Wycliffe Gordon, in  addition to his credentials as a trombonist, is an arranger, composer, band leader, and music educator. With the trombone, he can scat, multi-note, and plunge, as musicians did in the 1930s. Gordon has played with many music luminaries including Dizzy Gillespie, Joe Henderson, Branford Marssalis, Lionel Hampton, Tommy Flanagan and Shirley Horn.

More information is available by calling (510) 885-3167.

-- Barry Zepel

California State University, East Bay is the San Francisco East Bay Area's high-access public university of choice. CSUEB serves the region with campuses in Hayward and Concord, a professional development center in Oakland, and an innovative online campus. With an enrollment of more than 14,000, the University offers a nationally recognized freshman year experience, award-winning curriculum, personalized instruction, and expert faculty. Students choose from among more than 100 professionally focused fields of study for which the University confers bachelor's and master's degrees, as well as an Ed.D. in education. Named a "Best in the West" college, as well as a Best Business School, by the influential Princeton Review, Cal State East Bay is among the region's foremost producers of teachers, business professionals and entrepreneurs, public administrators, health professionals, literary and performing artists, and science and math graduates.

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