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49th Annual Pittsburg State University Jazz Festival: Featured Concert

March 3, 2023 at 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Performing at this year’s Jazz Festival is Wycliffe Gordon — named “Trombonist of the Year” 13 times — and the Wycliffe Gordon Quintet.           

Gordon has an impressive career performing around the world, being greatly acclaimed by audiences and critics alike.  

In addition to his great performing career, he serves as Director Jazz Studies at Augusta University in Augusta, GA. Gordon is a former veteran member of the Wynton Marsalis Septet and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra. Wycliffe Gordon is a Yamaha Performing Artist and has his own line of signature mouthpieces. Gordon has many notable awards such as, Downbeat Critics Poll for “Best Trombone,” six different times, the “Louie Award,” the International Trombone Award, and the Satchmo Award, among others.  

Gordon is a prolific recording artist and extremely popular for his unmatched signature sound, plunger technique, and unique vocals. He has an extensive catalog of original compositions that musicians and ensembles of every caliber perform. His arrangement of the theme song to NPR’s “All Things Considered” is heard daily across the globe. 

For more information about Wycliffe Gordon or to purchase a signature mouthpiece, visit www.wycliffegordon.com

The concert is part of a larger day of events including student concerts. These student daytime concerts are at no cost and are free to the public. They are scheduled from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at both the Bicknell Center and at Pittsburg’s Memorial Auditorium.

The PSU Jazz Ensemble evening concert featuring the Wycliffe Gordon Quintet is a ticketed event. 

Tickets will be available beginning January 17th at the PSU Ticket Office in the Garfield Weede Building, 1701 S. Homer, Room 137 or by calling (620) 235-4796. They may also be purchased at the door the evening of the concert. 

Adults $16.00 

Free for full-time PSU students with proper ID 

PSU Faculty & Staff with proper ID: 65  & Over/17 and Under; current military & veterans* $11.00 

A valid military ID card, ‘CAC’ that has not expired or a Uniformed Services ID card (Retiree ID) or a form DD 214 is required


Contact information

Robert Kehle


(620) 235-4474


March 3, 2023
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Memorial Auditorium
503 N. Pine St.
Pittsburg, KS 66762 United States
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