I am very happy and honored to announce that I am now an official endorser and have joined the family at MURAT DIRIL CYMBALS!!! Thank you to Murat Diril himself for welcoming me on board, and I am very much looking forward to using these beautiful tools from now on to increase the beauty of my sound and move to heights like never before!!! www.muratdiril.com
I want to personally thank you for coming to my website - www.stephengordonmusic.com - To explore the inquisitions I make into the depths of the beautiful music and possibilities that are abundant and the journeys I take! I have been so fortunate for the past two decades to have traveled the world, making wonderful music with my friends, colleagues, mentors and masters of many domains of music. From my humble beginnings in my hometown of Charlotte, N.C., to places like New York, N.Y., Washington, D.C., New Orleans, L.A., I have been able to establish life-long connections that have sustained me on my path of self mastery, to study further the music that I have loved my entire life, and share it with the world, and now you! It has been my pleasure and joy to learn and study instruments as the piano and the drums, which have taken me through the study of the history of both groupings of instruments, the family of instruments that have come because these beautiful instruments were created, perfected in many ways and innovated to meet the demands of essential playing and study, even to this day. I have had the pleasure to perform, tour and record with musicians such as the late master pianist, Mr. Ellis Marsalis, Jr., drummer Mike Clark, saxophonist Donald Harrison, Jr., organist Joey DeFrancesco, pianist Cyrus Chestnut, drummer Herlin Riley, drummer/vibraphonist Jason Marsalis, trombonist Delfeayo Marsalis, pianist Aaron Goldberg, trombonist Steve Turre, saxophonist Stephen Riley, pianist Larry Willis, bassist Roland Guerin, drummer Adonis Rose, vocalist Eve Cornelius, percussionist Bill Summers, trombonist Fred Wesley, poet/writer of The Last Poets Abiodun Oyewole, trombonist Wayne Henderson, saxophonist Dick Oatts, trumpeter Bobby Shew, and very many more! Follow me here in my adventures, and also look for my social media profiles online to see many of the daily adventures, projects, performances and ideas to come!
Peace and Blessings,