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Sophisticated Giant

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Sophisticated Giant: The Life and Legacy of Dexter Gordon

”A must-read for jazz fans.”

Written by Maxine Gordon, Sophisticated Giant (a biography) presents the life and legacy of tenor saxophonist Dexter Gordon (1923–1990), one of the major innovators of modern jazz.

Available from the University of California Press.

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2018-2019 Book Event Schedule

The following events list celebrations of Dexter Gordon’s legacy, and the book tour schedule for the new biography by Maxine Gordon entitled Sophisticated Giant: The Life and Legacy of Dexter Gordon (University of California Press).

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Book Signing and LP Listening Session with Maxine Gordon

November 28, 2018 [7:00 PM]

Venue:  Honest Jon's Records, 278 Portobello Road, London, England, W10 5TE United Kingdom

Book Signing and Discussion with Farah Jasmine Griffin and Maxine Gordon

December 5, 2018 [7:00 PM]

Venue:  Uncle Bobbie's Coffee & Books, 5445 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA, 19144 United States

Screening of Round Midnight and Discussion by Maxine Gordon

December 13, 2018 [6:30 PM]

Venue:  Library of Congress, Mary Pickford Theater, James Madison Building 101, Independence Avenue, Southeast Washington, DC, 20540 United States

Book Signing and Discussion with Maxine Gordon

December 18, 2018 [12:00 PM]

Venue:  92nd Street Y, 1395 Lexington Avenue (between 91st and 92nd Streets), New York City, NY United States

Book Discussion and Signing with Wayne Winborne, Executive Director - Institute of Jazz Studies, Rutgers University and Maxine Gordon

December 20, 2018 [7:30 PM]

Venue:  Clement's Place, 15 Washington Street, Newark, NJ United States