THE STEPHEN GORDON QUARTET Featuring BIG CHIEF DONALD HARRISON, JR. - LIVE @ MIDDLE C JAZZ CLUB
"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.
As many of you know, there have been substantial changes in my life, as I now reside back in my hometown of Charlotte, N.C. - The Queen City. I have had the opportunity to really focus my efforts in the greatest light, though I do carry the love I had for the beautiful city of New Orleans, L.A., where I lived for nearly 8 years. I am honored to have called The Crescent City home for a good amount of my adult life, and now I continue to stay the course, and continue to stay on the frontlines of the music that is life for me, past/present, and forever. I have had the opportunities to build my presence as a bandleader, and continue to embark on new journeys as sideman to many of the great musicians out in the world that I so greatly admire.
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,