The Life and Legacy of Dexter Gordon - 92Y, New York

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The Life and Legacy of Dexter Gordon

Maxine Gordon with Garnette Cadogan
The Life and Legacy of Dexter Gordon

Dexter Gordon the icon is the Dexter beloved and celebrated on albums, on film and in jazz lore—even in a street named for him in Copenhagen.

But this image of the cool jazzman fails to come to terms with the multidimensional man full of humor and wisdom, a figure who struggled to reconcile being both a creative outsider who broke the rules and a comforting insider who was a son, father, husband, and world citizen. Join Dexter’s widow, Maxine Gordon, as she attempts to fill in the gaps created by our misperceptions as well as the gaps left by Dexter himself.

A book signing follows the event.

Maxine Gordon

Maxine Gordon is an independent scholar with a lifetime career working with jazz musicians …

Garnette Cadogan

Garnette Cadogan is an essayist. He writes about culture and the arts for various publications …

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