Jazz ensemble plays at Ferst under the direction of Chip Crotts

Georgia Tech School of Music Presents:
GT Jazz Ensembles Spring Concert featuring Wycliffe Gordon

Georgia Tech School of Music Presents:
GT Jazz Ensembles Spring Concert featuring Wycliffe Gordon

Thursday, April 21, 2022
Ferst Center of the Arts

Cameron "Chip" Crotts, Director of the Georgia Tech Jazz Program
Mace Hibbard, Jazz Ensemble Coach
Justin Varnes & Melvin Jones, Ensemble Clinicians


Jazz Ensemble 175

Miss Fine

Oliver Nelson

Too Darn Hot

Cole Porter/Ella Fitzgerald
Transcribed by Matt Amy

I Got Rhythm

George Gershwin
arr. by Wycliffe Gordon
Blues Hymn

Wycliffe Gordon

Somebody New

Wycliffe Gordon


Jazz Ensemble 163

Bob-Omb Battlefield

Koji Kondo
arranged/orchestrated by Charlie Rosen

Honeysuckle Rose

Andy Razaf/Fats Waller
for Ella Fitzgerald & Count Basie Orchestra

Dippermouth Blues

Joe King Oliver/Louis Armstrong
arr. Wycliffe Gordon
Swing That Music

H. Gerlach/Louis Armstrong
arr. Wycliffe Gordon

We're Still Here/He's Alright

Wycliffe Gordon


Jazz Ensemble 175 Members


Malick Abban Computer Science Houston, TX
Nicole Woo Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Buffalo Grove, IL
Spencer Kessler Math and Computer Science St. Louis, MO
Nathan Jackson Neuroscience/Pre-Med Atlanta, GA
Turner Stevens Economics Savannah, GA
Maxton Flanter Chemical Engineering Suwanee, GA
Shayne Drof Computational Media Mechanicsville, MD
Jha’Deya Rhymes  Computer Science Vidalia, GA
Harmon Austin Computer Science Marietta, GA
Barry Walker Computer Engineering Fair Lawn, NJ


Christopher Fitzpatrick Computer Engineering Roswell, GA
Conor Lenahan Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Morristown, NJ
Fiona Hou Music Technology Nanjing, China
Jordan Glass Civil Engineering Acworth, GA
Malachi Locke-Primus Computational Media Yemassee, SC
Jackson Fuller Engineering Atlanta, GA
Kaylee Lukasek Biomedical Engineering Mendon, MA
Xiao Lin Computer Science Shanghai, China


Jimmy Kemerait Physics Tifton, GA
Cooper Martin Industrial Engineering Macon, GA
Chris McDonnell Mechanical Engineering Greenwich, CT
Michael Krausz Chemical Engineering St. Louis, MO


Sahil Parekh Architecture and Music Technology Duluth, GA


Philip Juras Industrial Engineering Arlington, VA


Lawrence McCourt Biomedical Engineering Long Island, NY
Tanner Iley Computer Science Athens, GA


Naveen Ram Computer Science Atlanta, GA
John Gordy Music Technology Hartwell, GA
Paolo Francisco Materials Science and Engineering Warner Robins, GA


Erin Kistenberg Biology Chamblee, GA

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Jazz Ensemble 163 Members


Tristan Terry Electrical Engineering Savannah, GA
Tyrell Snagg Biomedical Engineering Conyers, GA
Clara Bailey Civil Engineering Chicago, IL
Victor Bienko Mechanical Engineering Glenview, IL
Joseph Deloach Chemical Engineering Douglas, GA


Matt Harris Biology Carrollton, GA
Arianna Mastali Computer Engineering Celebration, FL
Steven Aceto Masters in City & Regional Planning Dacula, GA
Aaron Hunt Chemical Engineering Savannah, GA
Scott Washburn Mathematics Georgetown, TX


Alec Albrecht Aerospace Engineering Urbandale, IA
Jordan John Mechanical Engineering Buford, GA
Jeremy Chen Electrical Engineering Dayton, NJ
Joshua Cohen Civil Engineering Lake City, FL
Sam Missner Music Technology Roswell, GA


Zach Shah Biomedical Engineering San Jose, CA
Gautham Gorti Physics Madison, AL


Joshua Stephens Chemical Engineering Thomasville, GA
Malik Compton Biomedical Engineering Conyers, GA


Josh Baffour Mechanical Engineering Snellville, GA
Kevin Sadi Computer Science Cumming, GA


Alex Soong Computer Science Bellevue, WA

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Wycliffe Gordon

Renowned Musician, Composer, Conductor, Arranger


  • Veteran member of the Wynton Marsalis Septet, 1989-1995
  • Original member of Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, 1995-2000
  • Featured guest artist on Billy Taylor’s “Jazz at the Kennedy Center” Series
  • Arrangement of the theme song to NPR’s “All Things Considered” is heard daily across the globe
  • “Jazz a la Carte” was named one of the five best moments in jazz by the Wall Street Journal
  • Performance experience includes work with David Sanborn, Wynton Marsalis, Paul Simon, Natalie Merchant, Rene Marie, Dianne Reeves, Anat Cohen, Ricky Skaggs, Arturo Sandoval, Doc Severinsen, Dizzy Gillespie, Lionel Hampton, Tommy Flanagan, Shirley Horn, Joe Henderson, Eric Reed, Randy Sandke and Branford Marsalis, to name a few
  • Compositions performed by the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, Wycliffe Gordon and Friends, the Brass Band of Battle Creek and numerous other ensembles, and performed in programs throughout the U.S. and abroad
  • Wycliffe Gordon is a Yamaha Performing Artist and has his own line of Wycliffe Gordon Pro Signature Mouthpieces by Pickett Brass


Dedicated & Inspirational Educator


  • Presents master classes, clinics, workshops, children’s concerts and lectures to students from elementary schools to universities all over the world
  • Director of Jazz Studies, Augusta University, Present
  • Jazz Artist Resident, Ravenscroft Jazz Residency, Arizona State University, Tempe AZ, 2019- Present
  • Artist-In-Residence at Augusta University, 2014-2018
  • Artist-In-Residence in Jazz Studies, Peabody Conservatory, 2018-2019
  • Artist-In-Residence in Jazz Studies, Temple University, Philadelphia PA, 2018
  • Artist-In-Residence, James Morrison Academy, Mt. Gambier Australia, 2016, 2017
  • 2014, 2016 Residencies–Columbia College Chicago, LALPC Chicago, Prince Claus Conservatoire, The Netherlands
  • Professor of Jazz Arts at Manhattan School of Music, 2009-2015
  • Professor of Jazz Studies, The Juilliard School, 2002-2008
  • Associate Professor, Michigan State University 2000-2002 and Artist in Residence 2002- 2003
  • “Sing It First” Wycliffe’s unique approach to technique book compiled by Alan Raph released August 2011
  • First method book “Basic Training, Exercises and Suggested Studies by Wycliffe Gordon,” for future release
  • Published a collection of trombone quartets, trios and duos entitled “Trombone Majesty”

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