Musical ambassador and interpreter of “America’s” music, Wycliffe Gordon is one of the world’s most renowned and award-winning jazz trombonists touring today. Wycliffe tours as a soloist and regularly with his quintet headlining at legendary jazz venues. Wycliffe is a former member of the Wynton Marsalis Septet and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra. Named “Trombonist of the Year” by Jazz Journalists Association for an unprecedented 14th time in 2021, Downbeat Critics Poll has named Wycliffe “Best Trombone” six times and he has been the recipient of the “Louie Award”, the International Trombone Award and the “Satchmo” Award.
Wycliffe has sailed on more programs and Jazz Cruises sailings than any other musician. He has performed in every configuration imaginable and is the guardian of The Jazz Cruise Gospel Hour, one of the most cherished and beloved elements of The Jazz Cruise. (TJCHOF)