NAMES IN THE NEWS : 4-City Gordon Tribute Planned
Simultaneous memorial musical tributes for jazz great Dexter Gordon will take place Sunday in Harlem, Los Angeles, Paris and Copenhagen, Gordon’s family has announced.
Gordon, a saxophone player who lived in Europe for many years, died last week in Philadelphia at the age of 67. In accordance with his wishes, Gordon’s body will be cremated and his ashes scattered at sea, his family said.
In 1986, Gordon received an Academy Award nomination in the best actor category for his starring role in the movie “Round Midnight” for his portrayal of an American jazz musician living in Paris in the 1950s.