Wycliffe Gordon & Friends
The Dizzy Birds: Bebop Then & Now
Friday, March 8, 2013
9:30pm | Dizzy's Club Coca Cola
Cover: Thu, Fri, Sun $40; Sat $50
Students: $25 (select sets with valid student I.D.)
With Wycliffe Gordon, trombone, trumpet, vocals; Adrian Cunningham, saxophones; Michael Dease, brass and saxophones; Aaron Diehl, piano; Yasushi Nakamura, bass; Dion Parson, drums
Where Wycliffe Gordon appears, great music and a good time aren’t far behind, and that will certainly be the case this week as he celebrates the music of Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker. In addition to demonstrating surgeon-like technical precision on the trombone, he’s equally versed on other horns and can sing up a storm. Gordon’s entourage includes some of the hottest young names in the business like pianist Aaron Diehl and trombonist Michael Dease, another very talented multi-instrumentalist. They arrive with the admirable mission of exploring bebop, past and future, as part of Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Dizzy & Bird Festival.