Maxine Gordon visits class

2013-03-15

Maxine Gordon, wife (widow) and biographer of the late jazz legend Dexter Gordon, joined Odyssey class on March 13.  She was visiting Madison as part of a tour celebrating what would be Dexter’s 90th birthday. To learn more about Dexter Gordon (1923-1990) see his OFFICIAL WEBSITE.

Maxine shared Dexter's story and spoke about the members of the jazz community who were Dexter's friends and members of his band. She also spoke about her own background and studies. Maxine’s PhD dissertation is about the modern jazz community.  For more about Maxine, see her website called JAZZ STUDIES ONLINE.