Featuring author Maxine Gordon and a tribute performance by Deborah Brown with the Montez Coleman Trio.
A singer’s singer, Kansas City produced, Deborah Brown builds off elements of Kansas City music where there’s a mixture of Be-Bop jazz and Chicago blues. Her rollercoaster vocal range mixes effortlessly with her scat and experimental jazz beat.
With a powerful sound, Kansas City produced jazz singer Deborah Brown will mesmerize you with the musical compositions and standard repertoire during the lifetime of Dexter Gordon. The show was put together with the endorsement of Maxine Gordon, Dexters widow and author of his biography, Sophisticated Giant: The Life and Times of Dexter Gordon.
Montez Coleman trio, based in St Louis, performs with special guest, Greg Tardy, who is on staff at the University of Knoxville, Tenn. Tardy is a devotee of Dexter’s music and Kansas City’s own Deborah Brown will sing songs from Round Midnight, a 1986 film directed by French filmmaker Bertrand Tavernier. Gordon’s performance in the film was nominated for an Oscar.