Amazon.com Widgets

Irv Gordon

No photos available. Upload them now.

Primary Instrument: Sax, tenor

Born: May 13, 1933    

Originally from Philadelphia, Gordon's career spans back to the bebop era, having come up alongside other jazz greats like the Heath brothers, Stan Getz, and John Coltrane, to name a few.

Gordon began performing at the age of 16. At 18, he played the same chair as Lester Young behind Billie Holiday for the first interracial jazz concert in Philadelphia in the summer of 1952

Credits include performances with Philly Joe Jones, Sarah Vaughn, The Four Freshman, Vido Musso, Frances Fayes, Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Abby Lincoln, Tommy Vig, Steve & Edie, Ike & Tina Turner, Elvis, Johnny Mathis, and several others....
read more

No videos available. Add a video now.
Submit Take Five Answers. We'll publish your Take Five questions and answers as an article, feature it on the home page and link to it from your musician profile.

Post a formal announcement to the News Center. We'll publish it and syndicate it for you.

Please Sign Up or Log In to send your inquiry.

Events Calendar

Sorry, there are no Irv Gordon events available at this time. Submit one now.

TIP: Reach multiple calendar destinations with a single post. Learn now here.

Rank: 10,721 Views: 2,510
Support All About Jazz Through Amazon

Weekly Giveaways

Michael Carvin

Michael Carvin

About | Enter

Steve Wilson/Lewis Nash

Steve Wilson/Lewis Nash

About | Enter

Tom Chang

Tom Chang

About | Enter

Cedar Walton

Cedar Walton

About | Enter

Sponsor: ECM Records | BUY NOW