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Where I’m From: Wycliffe Gordon Pt. 5 of 5

Where I’m From: Wycliffe Gordon Pt. 5 of 5

Jazz Icon Wycliffe Gordon is from Augusta. From a foundation that took its form in the neighborhoods and schools of The CSRA, he has become arguably the most skillful trombone player in the world of jazz…ever. In yesterday’s edition of “Where I’m...

Where I’m From: Wycliffe Gordon Pt. 4 of 5

Where I’m From: Wycliffe Gordon Pt. 4 of 5

Jazz Trombone master Wycliffe Gordon is from Augusta. For our series, “Where I’m From”–a joint production of the Greater Augusta Arts Council and GPB-Augusta–Gordon spoke about the remarkable career he’s built as a musician, performer...

Where I’m From: Wycliffe Gordon Pt. 3 of 5

Where I’m From: Wycliffe Gordon Pt. 3 of 5

To continue following the series, return to Jagwire for the next installment or visit the GPB Augusta SoundCloud page, where you can also find lots of additional content, including the Cherry Tree Listening Project. Wycliffe Gordon is from Augusta...

Where I’m From: Wycliffe Gordon Pt. 2 of 5

Where I’m From: Wycliffe Gordon Pt. 2 of 5

Wycliffe Gordon is from Waynesboro and Augusta. From a foundation that took its form in the churches and schools he attended, Gordon developed a love for making music that he’s forged into a career as a Jazz Icon. In today’s episode of “Where I’m...

Where I’m From: Wycliffe Gordon Pt. 1 of 5

Where I’m From: Wycliffe Gordon Pt. 1 of 5

Wycliffe Gordon is from Sardis, Waynesboro and Augusta. Now, he is a citizen of the world, thanks to a decades-long career as a trombonist and music educator, who’s garnered just about every accolade available to a jazz musician. Gordon’s career...

Where I’m From: Karen Brown Pt. 5 of 5

Where I’m From: Karen Brown Pt. 5 of 5

Karen Brown is from Augusta, and although she’s known as a lead dancer in world-renowned ballet companies, and as a world class dance educator, music was one of her earliest passions. In today’s edition of “Where I’m From” Karen Brown talks with...

Where I’m From: Karen Brown Pt. 4 of 5

Where I’m From: Karen Brown Pt. 4 of 5

Karen Brown is an internationally known ballerina and dance educator, and she’s from Augusta. Her career is notable not only because of her success on the stage, but because of her commitment to the young artists who follow in her footsteps. In...

Where I’m From: Karen Brown Pt. 3 of 5

Where I’m From: Karen Brown Pt. 3 of 5

Karen Brown is from Augusta, and from her foundation in the schools and neighborhoods of the city, she launched a wildly successful career as a ballerina and dance instructor. In today’s episode of “Where I’m From”–a joint project between GPB...

Where I’m From: Karen Brown Pt. 2 of 5

Where I’m From: Karen Brown Pt. 2 of 5

Karen Brown is from Augusta. She’s enjoyed a lengthy career as a ballerina, dance instructor, and arts advocate.  In this chapter of The Augusta Listening Project, a joint venture between GPB Augusta and The Greater Augusta Arts Council, we’re...

Where I’m From: Karen Brown Pt. 1 of 5

Where I’m From: Karen Brown Pt. 1 of 5

Karen Brown is a world renowned ballerina, arts advocate and dance instructor, and she’s from Augusta. In this edition of The Augusta Listening Project, a joint venture between GPB Augusta and The Greater Augusta Arts Council, we’re meeting people...

Where I’m From: Russell Joel Brown Part 5 of 5

Where I’m From: Russell Joel Brown Part 5 of 5

Russell Joel Brown is from Augusta. Today, he’s a star on Broadway, appearing in productions like “Smokey Joe’s Café” and “The Lion King.” He launched his remarkably successful career from a foundation that took its shape right here in his hometown...

Where I’m From: Russell Joel Brown Pt. 4 of 5

Where I’m From: Russell Joel Brown Pt. 4 of 5

Russell Joel Brown is from Augusta. Although he’s enjoyed a lengthy career as a Broadway stage actor, he was studying to be a doctor at Morehouse – until he had a revelational moment. Today, Russell Joel Brown recalls the transition from struggling...

Where I’m From: Russell Joel Brown Pt. 3 of 5

Where I’m From: Russell Joel Brown Pt. 3 of 5

In this chapter of the Augusta Listening Project – a joint venture between GPB-Augusta and the Greater Augusta Arts Council – we’re hearing the stories of people who launched remarkably successful careers in the arts from a foundation that took its...

Where I’m From: Russell Joel Brown Pt. 2 of 5

Where I’m From: Russell Joel Brown Pt. 2 of 5

Russell Joel Brown is from Augusta. He’s enjoyed a lengthy career as a Broadway stage actor, appearing in productions like “Smokey Joe’s Café” and “The Lion King.” In this chapter of the Augusta Listening Project – a joint venture between GPB...

Where I’m From: Russell Joel Brown Pt. 1 of 5

Where I’m From: Russell Joel Brown Pt. 1 of 5

Russell Joel Brown is from Augusta. He’s enjoyed a lengthy career as a Broadway stage actor, appearing in productions like “Smokey Joe’s Café” and “The Lion King.” In this chapter of the Augusta Listening Project – a joint venture between GPB...

Where I’m From: Jessye Norman Pt. 5 of 5

Where I’m From: Jessye Norman Pt. 5 of 5

Legendary soprano Jessye Norman was born and raised in Augusta, and from a foundation that took its form in the neighborhoods, schools and churches where she grew up, Jessye Norman forged a career that has spanned decades and traversed continents...

Where I’m From: Jessye Norman Pt. 4 of 5

Where I’m From: Jessye Norman Pt. 4 of 5

Grammy Award winning soprano Jessye Norman is from Augusta. For our series, “Where I’m From”–a joint production of GPB- Augusta and The Greater Augusta Arts Council–Norman sat down in the performance hall of the school that bears her...

Where I’m From: Jessye Norman Pt. 3 of 5

Where I’m From: Jessye Norman Pt. 3 of 5

Legendary Opera singer Jessye Norman is from Augusta…and from a foundation that took its form in the neighborhoods, schools and churches in which she grew up, she built a career that has spanned decades and traversed continents. Yesterday, she told...

Where I’m From: Jessye Norman Pt. 2 of 5

Where I’m From: Jessye Norman Pt. 2 of 5

Grammy Award winning opera singer Jessye Norman is from Augusta…born and raised. For our series, “Where I’m From”–a joint production of the Greater Augusta Arts Council and GPB-Augusta–Norman spoke about the remarkable career she built...

Where I’m From: Jessye Norman Pt. 1 of 5

Where I’m From: Jessye Norman Pt. 1 of 5

Jessye Norman is a Grammy Award winning opera singer, and she was born and raised in Augusta. Today we launch a new series called “Where I’m From”—a joint production of GPB Augusta and the Greater Augusta Arts Council—profiling people who’ve built...

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