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Gordon Webster

http://www.GordonWebsterSwings.com

Pianist Gordon Webster lives in New York City. He enjoys an active career on the New York jazz scene, where he has performed with a long list of jazz artists including Grant Green Jr., Wycliffe Gordon, Donny McCaslin, Ron McClure, Chris Potter, Joel Frahm, and Jim Black among others. His playing has been showcased in various New York City venues including the Blue Note, Sweet Rhythm, The Iridium, The Cutting Room, Cleopatra's Needle, Makor, Mannahatta Lounge, Kavehaz, St. Nick's Pub, Night and Day, and Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola (Jazz at Lincoln Center).

Webster graduated from the Manhattan School of Music Masters Degree in jazz studies program in 2006, and has studied privately with Kenny Barron, Garry Dial, Sonny Bravo, Ari Heonig and Samir Chatterjee.

He has performed in Japan, Korea, Hong Kong, Singapore, France, Australia, and throughout the United States and Canada at international jazz festivals, jazz clubs, and dancing events including lindy exchanges, workshops and camps.

Originally from Ottawa, Webster began studying music at the age of four. In 1993 he moved to Toronto where he earned a Bachelor of Music from the University of Toronto in 1999. His first trio recording, as a leader, "Three We" was released in 2000 with sidemen Duncan Hopkins and Kevin Dempsey. Other recording credits include Canadian jazz releases with Chris Robinson, Kim Addison, Rita di Ghent; groove/fusion projects KITE, Jukejoint and Gruvoria; a recent duo album with Rochester, NY trumpeter Mike Kaupa, and brother Mike Webster's fall 2005 release Leading Lines featuring bassist John Benitez (Eddie Palmeri, Chick Corea, John Scofield) and trumpeter Mike Rodriguez (Ray Barreto). Gordon has taught jazz improvisation and piano at Jazzworks summer camp near Ottawa, Canada for five years, and has appeared in educational concerts for children with the National Arts Centre Orchestra in collaboration with conductor Boris Brott.

In addition to his ongoing creative pursuits as a jazz musician, Gordon holds a passion for lindy hop and blues dancing, which has become a significant influence in his life since 2001.