Barrie, Ontario’s Premier Big Band


"Jazz is a living music; since its beginning has expressed the feelings, dreams & hopes of the people."

- Dexter Gordon




Dexter Gordon was an American jazz tenor saxophonist. He was among the earliest tenor players to adapt the bebop musical language of people such as Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, and Bud Powell to the instrument. Gordon's height was 6 feet 6 inches, so he was also known as "Long Tall Dexter" and "Sophisticated Giant". His studio and live performance career spanned over 40 years.



Barrie, Ontario’s Premier Big Band