Dexter Gordon bio

Birth Name: Dexter Gordon

Occupation: Saxophonist

Place Of Birth: Los Angeles

Date Of Birth: February27, 1923

Date Of Death: April 25, 1990

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: Unknown

Nationality: American

Dexter Gordon was born on the 27th of February, 1923. He was famous for being a Saxophonist. Influential jazz saxophonist who played with Louis Armstrong and Dizzy Gillepsie, influencing a generation of jazz musicians.

Dexter Gordon was born in Los Angeles. He picked up the clarinet at age thirteen and, soon after, he began performing with other talented young musicians, including Charles Mingus and Buddy Collette. After touring with the Lionel Hampton Band, he joined the innovative Billy Eckstine Orchestra with Louis Armstrong, Charlie Parker, and Sarah Vaughan .

Dexter Gordon was a Pisces and was born in the G.I. Generation.

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Dexter Gordon was born in 1920s. The 1920s represented an era of change and growth. The decade was one of learning and exploration. The economic boom and the Jazz Age were over, and America began the period called the Great Depression. Discover what happened on this day.

Dexter Gordon is part of G.I. Generation also known as The Greatest Generation. This generation experienced much of their youth during the Great Depression and rapid technological innovation such as the radio and the telephone. The initials "G.I." is military terminology referring to "Government Issue" or "General Issue".


Dexter’s education details are not available at this time. Please check back soon for updates.


Dexter Gordon’s mother’s name is unknown at this time and his father’s name is under review. We will continue to update information on Dexter Gordon’s parents.

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Personal Life

Like many famous people and celebrities, Dexter Gordon kept his personal life private. Once more details are available, we will update this section.

Dexter Gordon was born in the Year of the Pig.

Fast Facts

REAL NAME:Dexter Gordon
NICKNAME:Long Tall Dexter, Dexter “The Sound” Gordon, Dexter Gordon
DEATH DAY:Wednesday



Zodiac Sign: Dexter Gordon was a Pisces. People of this zodiac sign like romance, to sleep, spiritual themes and dislike the know-it-all, to be criticized, and cruelty of any kind. The strengths of this sign are being compassionate, artistic, gentle, wise, while weaknesses can be to be fearful, overly trusting and desire to escape reality. The greatest overall compatibility with Pieces is Virgo and Taurus.

Chinese Zodiac: Dexter Gordon was born in the Year of the Ox. People born under this sign are nice and good-mannered. They're always forgiving of other people's mistakes, which at times can translate to naivete and gullibility.

Ruling Planet: Dexter Gordon had a ruling planet of Neptune and has a ruling planet of Neptune. Back the early 2,000 B.C. the outer planets, Uranus and Pluto, were not yet discovered, since the telescope had not yet been invented. Astrologers and astronomers could only work with planets visible to the eye.

Dexter Gordon’s birth sign is Pisces and he had a ruling planet of Neptune.

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