The award-winning trombonist Wycliffe Gordon will headline Wednesday night's Sunset Jazz show in Newport Beach with a concert paying tribute to Louis Armstrong.
The third season of the 11-show summertime jazz series at the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel and Spa kicked off on July 11 with an opening concert by the Ernie Andrews Quartet with special guest Ricky Woodard.
Gordon will perform his "Hello Pops!… A Tribute to Louis Armstrong" concert indoors at the Seaview Terrace, a larger venue in the hotel that will accommodate more attendees, Sunset Jazz organizers said.
The set is based off of his "Hello Pops!" album, which encompasses everything from Louis Armstrong's Hot Five throughout the All Stars.
Gordon — a six-time winner of the Jazz Journalists Assn.'s Trombonist of the Year award, including in 2011 — will play select favorites, as well as all 15 songs off of his album, which include the following selections: "Hello Pops," "Up a Lazy River," "I Cover the Waterfront," "Basin Street Blues," "Dream a Little Dream" and "Swing That Music," as well as "Black and Blue" by Fats Waller.