Celebrating the Legacy of Dexter Gordon

The Dexter Gordon Society which was formed to honor and preserve the legacy of Dexter Gordon will be launched on February 27, 2013. Thursday, February 7 and Friday, February 8, 2013, University of Hartford. Screening of Round Midnight and a discussion by Maxine Gordon and Rene McLean on the relationship between Dexter Gordon and Jackie McLean.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013 and Wednesday, February 27, 2013, Two nights at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, NYC. Featuring George Cables as musical director for a band including Victor Lewis, drums; Dezron Douglas, bass; Joe Locke, vibes; Brandon Lee, trumpet; Jerry Weldon, tenor saxophone; Walter Blanding, Jr., tenor saxophone.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013, at 6pm, there will be a listening session at Dizzy's Coca-Cola, NYC, with George Cables and Michael Cuscuna hosted by Michael Mwenso, late night host at Dizzy's. There will be two sets with the band, 7:30 and 9:30pm, and a late set with invited guests at 11pm. For reservations, call 212-258-9595.

Monday, March 11 - Thursday, 14, 2013, events are scheduled in Madison, Wisconsin including screenings of Round Midnight and talks by Maxine Gordon at the University of Wisconsin with legendary bassist and educator Richard Davis.

Sunday, March 24, 2013, at International House, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, at 5:00 pm, there will be a screening of Round Midnight followed by a reception and discussion.

Sunday, April 21, 2013, 7:00pm, The Tri-C JazzFest will present Javon Jackson with the TCJF Sound Works in Cleveland, Ohio. Maxine Gordon will be give a presentation at this concert and introduce the band. For tickets, call Nighttown, 216-795-0550.

Sunday, May 26, 2013, Paris, France, a tribute concert will be presented and Round Midnight will be screened.

Thursday, May 30, 2013, Copenhagen, Denmark, a tribute concert will be presented at Montmartre Jazz Club.

Other celebrations are planned for Gothenburg, Sweden and in the fall, there are celebrations at the University of Kansas and in Baltimore, Maryland and other locations in the U.S.

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