THE STEPHEN GORDON QUARTET featuring CYRUS CHESTNUT @ CHARLOTTE SHOUT FESTIVAL
"Stephen Gordon is a musician who has all the right ingredients. His diligent work to be his best and ebullient playing style merge to create a sound steeped in profound joy. He creates a winning ticket for everyone." - alto saxophonist/innovator/educator Donald Harrison, Jr. (Art Blakey/Roy Haynes/Lena Horne/McCoy Tyner/Eddie Palmeri)
Welcome to my news page, everyone! I am delighted to share new and upcoming events, performances, tours, recording projects - my entire creative process with all of you. I want to extent the warmth of love and light to all of you, for as we all know and have experienced - this has truly been a trying time in our world, for all of us. We have lost some incredible masters of this music in the past year and a half, friends, family members - and yet we stay resilient and steadfast to the course, in faith and light.
After leaving New Orleans, LA in 2020, where I called home for close to 8 years, I am more than ready to continue serving the music and art in the highest of lights from Charlotte, NC, and making efforts to get this music all around the world, as my brothers and sisters are doing every day out here. It is an honor to be a part of this rich legacy of music, of sounds, spaces and ruminating melodies and in-depth harmonies that share a glimpse into every day experiences, hopes, dreams, and the light of human experiences.
I will be announcing some new projects coming in the near future; Some of the projects I have tried before in other places, and now they are coming into fruition. Swinging will always be on the forefront of my writing, arranging and composition, and there are many other sounds and ventures that I will be getting to, coming up very soon. Be on the lookout for these new projects through my social media profiles, as well as here on my website. If you want to be on my mailing list, simply sign up to be a member, as I will be sending out updated emails regarding many of my coming activities. With pursuance, I will be bringing my projects to a town near you, and also in your city very soon!
Until we meet again - May love always be with you to nurture you, light always behind you to show how far you have come, and light always within and in front of you, to guide you on your path home.
Peace and blessings,
Stacy Dillard - tenor/soprano saxophones Louis Heriveaux - piano Delbert Felix - acoustic bass Stephen Gordon - drums