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Dexter Gordon

Born: 
02/27/1923
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Died: 
04/25/1990
Years Active: 
1940-1986
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Dexter Gordon was an American jazz tenor saxophonist and an Academy Award-nominated actor (Round Midnight, Warner Bros, 1986). He is regarded as one of the first and most important musicians to adapt the bebop musical language of people like Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie and Bud Powell to the tenor saxophone. His studio and live performance career were both extensive and multifaceted, spanning over 50 years in recorded jazz history.

Concerts

Event Date Venue City Region Country
Symphony Sid's Swing Session & Dance 09/22/1945 Fraternal Clubhouse NYC New York USA
Jazz @ the Philharmonic 05/01/1948 Civic Opera House Chicago Illinois USA
Jazz @ the Philharmonic 05/07/1948 Paradise Theater Detroit Michigan USA
Jazz @ the Philharmonic 05/08/1948 Paradise Theater Detroit Michigan USA
Jazz @ the Philharmonic 05/09/1948 Paradise Theater Detroit Michigan USA
Jazz @ the Philharmonic 05/10/1948 Paradise Theater Detroit Michigan USA
Jazz @ the Philharmonic 05/11/1948 Paradise Theater Detroit Michigan USA
Jazz @ the Philharmonic 05/12/1948 Paradise Theater Detroit Michigan USA
Jazz @ the Philharmonic 05/13/1948 Paradise Theater Detroit Michigan USA
Jazz @ the Philharmonic (Midnight Show) 05/16/1948 Carnegie Hall NYC New York USA
Dexter Gordon 06/06/1960 Rubaiyat Room Los Angeles California USA
Jazz vs. Blues 11/13/1960 Elks Auditorium Los Angeles California USA
Dexter Gordon 11/28/1960 Rubaiyat Room Los Angeles California USA
Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers 12/30/1960 Embassy Auditorium Los Angeles California USA
Dexter Gordon 04/24/1961 Rubaiyat Room Los Angeles California USA
Dexter Gordon 05/22/1961 Rubaiyat Room Los Angeles California USA
Dexter Gordon 09/18/1961 Rubaiyat Room Los Angeles California USA
Dexter Gordon 11/13/1961 Rubaiyat Room Los Angeles California USA
Dexter Gordon 12/04/1961 Rubaiyat Room Los Angeles California USA
Dexter Gordon 01/01/1962 Rubaiyat Room Los Angeles California USA
Dexter Gordon 02/12/1962 Rubaiyat Room Los Angeles California USA
Dexter Gordon 03/06/1962 Shelly's Manne-Hole Hollywood California USA
Dexter Gordon 03/20/1962 Shelly's Manne-Hole Hollywood California USA
Dexter Gordon Recording Session 06/25/1962 Van Gelder Studio (EC) Englewood Cliffs New Jersey USA
Dexter Gordon Recording Session 08/27/1962 Van Gelder Studio (EC) Englewood Cliffs New Jersey USA

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