Jon Gordon is a world-renowned artist and one of the most successful, accomplished and in-demand alto and soprano saxophonists of his generation. Jazz Improv magazine journalist Brandon Bernstein said, “Jon Gordon is a master. His compositions, improvisation, tone, and technical virtuosity set him apart as an elite musician of our time.”

Voted in 2010 & 2011 a "Rising Star" in the Annual Down Beat magazine Critic's Poll in the Composition category after the release of his highly acclaimed 2009 CD of all original music, Evolution. Jon's 2008 release, Within Worlds, also of all original music, was selected as one of the top jazz releases of 2008 and of the decade by Down Beat magazine.
Jon has written dozens of pieces for small jazz groups, as well as numerous pieces for 9-14 musicians and big band charts in recent years. He has also had a number of his pieces arranged and recorded by Alan Ferber, Bill Charlap and Bill Mobley. Jon has also written a number of through composed pieces for various ensembles.
Jon studied composition with Ludmila Ulehla and Giacomo Braccali at the Manhattan School of Music, as well as Manny Albam and Jim McNeely
at the B.M.I. Composers. Jon also studied with Jim McNeely privately.

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