Dexter @ 90
Film Screening of ‘Round Midnight and discussion with Maxine Gordon
Legendary jazz tenor saxophonist Dexter Gordon was nominated for an Oscar for his starring role as an aging American jazzman fleeing his demons in 1950’s Paris in this atmospheric French-American film. Recreating the Blue Note nightclub, the film features a ‘who’s who’ of jazz greats including Freddie Hubbard, Wayne Shorter, Ron Carter, and Herbie Hancock, who won the Oscar, BAFTA and Cesar for his evocative score. Maxine Gordon, widow of Dexter Gordon, will speak about his life and his role in ‘Round Midnight, followed by a Q&A moderated by Neil Tesser.