The Dexter Gordon Society is a New York-based 501c3 nonprofit organization. All gifts and contributions are fully tax-deductible. We accept contributions of any kind.
The Dexter Gordon Society exists to commemorate the life's work and artistic legacy of late American tenor saxophonist, composer, band leader and Academy Award nominated actor, Dexter Keith Gordon (1923-1990). It is the mission of The Dexter Gordon Society to spread the joy and beauty of Dexter Gordon's life and music through cultural events, presentations, publications, musical releases, archival preservation, digital media, and historical research.
The Dexter Gordon Society is a 21st century platform for inter-cultural exchange and artistic enrichment that aims to unite fans, scholars, musicians, researchers, educators, professionals and appreciators of Gordon's legacy around the world. As a former resident of the United States, Paris, France and Copenhagen, Denmark, Dexter Gordon's national and international contributions to music will be celebrated annually through an ongoing series of global events, projects, and programs.
Through a combination of live events, presentations, publications, musical releases, and digital media projects, we hope to spread the joy and beauty of Dexter Gordon's legacy for people everywhere to enjoy, while thoroughly educating the public on the rich history of jazz, and other associated forms of African American music, art, and history.