Wycliffe Gordon's Within Our Gates
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$45; Members $38; 30 and under (with valid ID) $15

Each ticket subject to a $5 service fee.

Trombonist/composer/bandleader Gordon created a powerful evening-length work for his big band to accompany the historic Within Our Gates (1920), a silent film believed to be the African American response to D.W. Griffiths' "Birth of a Nation" that dramatically exposes America's racial situation during the violent years of Jim Crow, the Ku Klux Klan, the Great Migration, and the emergence of the "New Negro." Produced, written and directed by novelist/filmmaker Oscar Micheaux, it is the oldest known surviving film made by an African-American. Presented in collaboration with Jazzmobile.



Wycliffe Gordon Jazz Orchestra

Wycliffe Gordon, composer, conductor, trombone, vocals
William Reardon Anderson, alto sax
Lynn Gruenewald Speakman, alto sax, flute
Adrian Cunningham, tenor sax
Peter Reardon Anderson, tenor sax, flute
Carl Maraghi, baritone sax
Michael Dease, trombone
St. Clair Simmons, trombone
Natalie Cressman, trombone
Ron Wilkins, bass trombone, tuba
Jumaane Smith, trumpet
Tanya Darby, trumpet
Jami Dauber, trumpet
Bria Skonberg, trumpet
Timothy Brumfield, classical piano
Aaron Diehl, jazz piano
Yasushi Nakamura, bass
Ulysses Owens, drums and percussion
Marion Felder, drums and percussion
Brianna Thomas and Milton Suggs, vocals


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