PUBLIC LECTURES AND SCHOLARLY PRESENTATIONS
Public talks and presentations are conducted by Maxine Gordon, Dexter Gordon's widow and former manager and producer, the director of his estate, author of his forthcoming biography, Dexter Calling, and senior jazz archivist and oral historian.
Maxine participates as the chief cultural historian in discussions concerning Dexter Gordon's personal and professional life at events worldwide. She has given talks and presentations all over Europe and the United States at universities, festivals, cultural centers and arts organizations.
In her public discussions, Mrs. Gordon shares much of her biographical and historical research (of 25+ years) framed within the context of her extensive professional experience within the music business as a producer, executive producer, road manager, estate director, consultant, and director to hundreds of musicians and dozens of scholars, researchers, and music business professionals.
Generally, panels involve a group of 4-6 individuals from various professional backgrounds, each of whom possess varying degrees of insight and expertise on subjects pertaining to the life and musical legacy of Dexter Gordon. The panel may consist of a moderator, one scholar, one producer, one music business executive, one musician or other acquaintance who either worked closely with Dexter Gordon or is noted for extensive knowledge of his life work, of jazz history, or other relevant dimensions of American and African American cultural history.
ORGANIZE A PUBLIC TALK OR PANEL Discussion
If you would like to organize or host a public talk with Maxine Gordon, a panel discussion or other event, please send a brief proposal with the details of the event, the location, venue, and budget for your prorgram. We will respond within 2 business days. Thank you.