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Due to the March 23, 2020 NM DOH Public Health Order, These Event Listings Are Not Accurate!
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New Mexico Jazz Festival: Dexter Gordon Tribute Project

Saturday July 15, 2017

210 Yale Blvd SE
Albuquerque, NM 87106
US

Phone: 268-0044
Website: Click to Visit

Cost:

$25-$30

Ages:

ALL-AGES!

Contact:

Outpost

Phone: 505-268-0044
Website: Click to Visit

More events at Outpost Performance Space

A special tribute to legendary saxophonist with the renowned lead tenor saxophonist with the legendary Count Basie Orchestra, Doug Lawrence, and the Jimmy Cobb Trio.

The New Mexico Jazz Festival, in partnership with the New Mexico Jazz Workshop, presents a special tribute to legendary saxophonist, Dexter Gordon on the 30th anniversary of the Oscar-nominated film, Round Midnight, in which Gordon starred. The concert, which will be introduced by Gordon's widow, Maxine, also commemorates Dexter Gordon's Jazz Workshop-sponsored appearance at the KiMo Theater in 1980. Doug Lawrence, the renowned lead tenor saxophonist with the legendary Count Basie Orchestra was greatly influenced by Dexter Gordon, and is also a long-time collaborator with NEA Jazz Master, drummer Jimmy Cobb who is the last living member of Miles Davis' 1959 masterpiece recording, Kind of Blue. One of the great jazz drummers in the music's history, Jimmy Cobb at the age of 88, remains very active leading his band, Cobb's Mob, and touring and teaching internationally. His trio features bassist John Webber and pianist John Campbell, piano. $30/$25 Outpost. Lensic, & NMJW Members & Students (no member passes). Buy Tickets Here.

On Sunday, July 16 at 4pm there will be a screening of Round Midnight at the Outpost Performance Space followed by a panel discussion with ethnomusicologist Steven Feld and Maxine Gordon.