Dexter Gordon Birthday Tribute at Jazz at Lincoln Center, 2/27-3/2/14
Royal Museum of Belgium Hosts Dexter Gordon's Tenor Saxophone
2014: 4-night tribute to Dexter Gordon at Jazz at Lincoln Center, Dizzy's Coca Cola. George Cables, piano and musical director; Dezron Douglas, bass; Lewis Nash, drums; Jimmy Greene, tenor saxophone; Jerry Weldon, tenor saxophone; Joe Locke, vibes; and special guest Jimmy Heath (3/2 only). More info.
2014: The Royal Museum of Art and History in Brussels, Belgium will host Dexter Gordon's Selmer Mark VI tenor saxophone (1973-1990) - the same horn Dexter played in the film Round Midnight.
Downbeat Magazine: All About Dex
Dec-Jan 2013: DownBeat Magazine celebrates Dexter Gordon's 90th birthday year with an update on his enduring legacy, two book excerpts that recount his friendship with label executive Bruce Lundvall and three historic articles from DownBeat’s archives. (Photo: Jan Persson, CTS Images).
Our Man in Paris celebrates its 50th Anniversary (2014)
2014: Dexter Gordon spent years living and performing in Paris, France. In 1986, he was nominated for an Academy Award for his role in the French film, Round Midnight and was awarded the Order of Arts and Letters by the French Ministry of Culture. Next year, 2014, we celebrate the 50th anniversary of his legendary Blue Note recording, Our Main Paris.
Blue Note Records celebrates its 75th Anniversary (2014)
2014: Blue Note Records will turn 75 on January 6, 2014, which is the anniversary of the very first recording session on the label. Dexter Gordon was one of Blue Note's most popular artists with 5 albums on the label. Next year, Blue Note celebrates Dexter and many other artists. Stay tuned for details.