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With alto saxophonist Jon Gordon, pianist Bryn Roberts, bassist Matt Clohesy, and drummer Quincy Davis
"Gordon has embraced the history of his instrument, carrying with it the ability to extend music as a universal language" – NEA Jazz Master Wayne Shorter
Jon Gordon is a sensational musician. His mastery of the alto saxophone is profound; his music is as intense as it is lyrical. Every time I hear him play I am struck by his emotional depth and his riveting virtuosity. Gordon has been championed by such icons as Benny Carter and Phil Woods for his singular and innovative musical voice, both as an improviser and as a composer. In Jon Gordon’s music, you can hear the past, the present, and the future, all at the same time - Bill Charlap
Saxophonist Jon Gordon has long been recognized as a formidable instrumentalist, having won the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Saxophone Competition in 1996 and working with artists including Roy Eldridge, Maria Schneider, Clark Terry, Ben Monder, Harry Connick, Jr., and Benny Carter, to name a few. He’s also a composer and bandleader well worth your attention. Gordon’s last couple of albums earned heaps of praise from fans and critics and made their way onto a number of “Top Ten Albums of the Year” lists; DownBeat magazine called Within Worlds (2008) one of the top ten albums of the decade, describing it as a “multifaceted statement that invites repeated investigations.” The depth and variety in Gordon’s music certainly rewards multiple listens, but the first experience is equally engaging and effective. Don’t miss this one-night event at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola.
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