Ribble Valley Jazz and Blues Club are delighted to welcome from the USA, The Gordon Vernick Trio, at an international jazz gig on Friday, November 22nd, at the Clitheroe Rugby Club - organised in collaboration with Ian Darrington of the Wigan-based Music Continuum. Gordon Vernick is a professional trumpet player who has performed in all musical mediums from symphony orchestra to jazz quartet. He has freelanced all over the world and is currently active in the Southeast United States as a clinician, an adjudicator, and as a freelance trumpet player.
Gordon is a Professor of Music and co-ordinates Jazz Studies at Georgia State University, USA. He is a jazz educator, and as such is Director of the Metropolitan Atlanta Youth High School Jazz Band. He has performed with such world-renowned jazz artists as Kenny Werner, Clare Fischer, Conrad Herwig, Marc Copland, Randy Brecker and many others. His Georgia University Jazztet has performed twice in San Jose, Costa Rica, Moscow, and Beijing.
His weekly radio show, Jazz Insights, on WMLB Atlanta, is available in podcast form on I-Tunes and was featured on the Apple Home Page in May 2009. The programmes have been featured on a number of websites including the New York Times and have been downloaded over 7 million times since May 2009 His CD, The Strangest Thing, was released on Jbird Records in May 2008 and his latest CD, Destination, was released in May 2012.
This will be an extra special gig and jazz enthusiasts are encouraged to book their places and make a saving by purchasing tickets in advance early from The Grand Box Office, online, over the phone, or in person. Ticket hotline: 01200 421599