An Evening with Jazz Author Maxine Gordon & the UW Blue Note Ensemble


Thursday, October 31st
7:30pm, Collins Recital Hall in the UW
Hamel Music Center, 740 University Avenue.
Free admission.

Celebrating the life and legacy of legendary jazz saxophonist Dexter Gordon in words and
music, this Wisconsin Book Festival event features jazz historian Maxine Gordon reading from
her new book about Dexter and includes an on-stage interview by UW Afro-American Studies
Professor Ethelene Whitmire as well as music from Dexter’s repertoire performed by the UW
Blue Note Ensemble, which has been studying and performing Dexter’s music this semester.