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Join us for a captivating afternoon as Maxine Gordon, author of the acclaimed book “Sophisticated Giant: The Life and Legacy of Dexter Gordon,” takes us on a journey through the extraordinary life of the legendary tenor saxophonist, Dexter Gordon.

Dexter Gordon, known as the “Sophisticated Giant,” left an indelible mark on the jazz world with his towering presence and expansive sound. Maxine Gordon, Dexter’s widow, fulfilled his final wish by completing his autobiography, offering profound insights into the vibrant jazz community that shaped his life.

During this special event, Maxine will share stories from the book and engage in insightful discussions about Dexter Gordon’s influence on jazz history. Learn about his role in ushering in the bebop era and his impact on iconic saxophonists like John Coltrane and Sonny Rollins.

Copies of “Sophisticated Giant” will be available for purchase, allowing you to delve deeper into the life and legacy of this jazz legend.

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to celebrate the legacy of Dexter Gordon and explore the rich history of jazz. Reserve your spot now for this free event at the Louis Armstrong Center Jazz Room in Corona Queens.

Seats are limited, so secure your spot today!