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Deschanel Gordon (1st Show)


Deschanel Gordon – piano

Will Sach – bass

Will Cleasby – drums



Winner of BBC Young Jazz Musician 2020, pianist Deschanel Gordon appears at the Vortex with his trio.

One of the brightest prospects of his generation, Gordon has worked with the likes of Mark Kavuma, Cassie Kinoshi’s SEED Ensemble and US-born singer Judi Jackson.

He has performed at many of London’s best-known jazz venues, including the 606 Club, Ronnie’s Scott’s, the Jazz Café, the Barbican and Cadogan Hall. He also travelled widely, playing at jazz festivals in Europe and the USA, including Moods in Zurich, New York’s Winter Jazz Festival , Jazz TM in Romania and Fasching in Sweden.

“Gordon…delivers a flowingly expansive piano solo…exhibiting a…relaxed fluency”

The Jazzmann

“the piano man to watch…Deschanel Gordon”

London Jazz News

“Deschanel Gordon…a…player of immense stature with a seemingly unending stream of ideas…simply jaw dropping”

Sussex Jazz Magazine



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