Highly-acclaimed interpreter of America’s music, Wycliffe Gordon returns to the Savannah Jazz Festival for the second time to help lift spirits in some of the world’s dimmest days.

Downbeat Critics Poll named Wycliffe “Best Trombone” for four years from 2012 and, once again in 2020. Wycliffe said, “Wow, I’m so grateful and truly blessed. It’s been such a turbulent year, so finally some good news!! I don’t pay much attention to the polls, I just do what I love, and, in the end, it somehow pays off. Everyone’s a winner in my book, we are all just doing our thing and spreading the love around through this great art form called jazz.”

In addition to an extremely successful solo career, Gordon tours regularly leading his quintet known as Wycliffe Gordon and His International All-Stars, headlining at legendary jazz venues and performing arts centers throughout the world.

Watch Gordon’s interview with Patty Turner, host of “The Bridge” on WSAV

He released I Give You Love — a follow-up album to his very popular “Hello Pops: A Tribute to Louis Armstrong” in 2016.

As one of America’s most committed music educators, Gordon has served as Artist-in-Residence at Augusta University, Music Director for the Louis Armstrong Legacy Project, and continues to be the Yamaha Performing Artist. He also and has his own line of Wycliffe Gordon Pro Signature Mouthpieces by Pickett Brass.