GWE Members Attended The Savannah Music Festival


Garrison band members pictured with trombonist Wycliffe Gordon
Garrison band members pictured with trombonist Wycliffe Gordon

GWE members attended the Savannah Music Festival April 1st concert. Special thanks to SMF’s Rob Gibson, Jenny Woodruff and Wet Willie’s Management Corp for sponsoring tickets for twenty band members.

Trombonist, educator and composer Wycliffe Gordon conducted a 19-piece jazz orchestra in only the second performance of his original score accompanying the 1920 Oscar Micheaux silent film,Within Our Gates. A pioneering race film, and the oldest known film by an African American director, Within Our Gates was created by Micheaux to educate audiences about contemporary racism in the early twentieth century.


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