The Dexter Gordon Society, Inc.

The Dexter Gordon® Society is a New York-based nonprofit corporation and 501c3 public charity. All contributions are fully tax-deductible.


The Dexter Gordon® Society is a 21st century platform with a vision of intercultural 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 and the saxophone are celebrated annually through global (live and virtual) events, projects, and programs.

Through presentations, publications, musical releases, and media projects, our aim is to share the inspirational spirit of Dexter Gordon's legacy for people everywhere to enjoy and be enriched by, while thoroughly educating the public, musicians, students and fans on the rich legacy of his music and other associated forms of American and African American culture, art, and history.


The Mission of The Dexter Gordon® Society is to commemorate the legacy of late, great tenor saxophonist, composer, band leader and Academy Award nominated actor, Dexter Keith Gordon (1923-1990), by spreading the joy and beauty of his life's work, his artistic legacy and high moral values through cultural programming, events, presentations, publications, musical releases, archival preservation, digital media, historical research, and education.


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