Practice Makes Perfect

How do you get to GRU’s Maxwell Theatre? Practice, practice, practice.  At least that’s how Wycliffe Gordon, the best jazz trombonist in the world, got there.  After years of teaching at Juilliard and the Manhattan School of Music, touring the world with Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, performing with symphony orchestras, recording, composing, arranging, giving workshops, lectures and master classes, Gordon was finally offered the job he’s been preparing for all these years: artist-in-residence in GRU’s Department of Music. “I’ve come full circle, teaching at a university in my own town after teaching all over the...

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