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


GPBAugustaLogo_800x600Jazz 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, composer and educator…from a foundation that took its form in the neighborhoods, schools and churches of Augusta. Yesterday, he told Brenda Durant about the impact of being a part of The McDonalds All American Band, Today, the conversation turns to a fateful meeting, and an innovative riff that changed the trajectory of his life forever.

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.

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Eric Johnson is publications editor at Augusta University. You can reach him at erijohnson@augusta.edu.

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