The New Mexico Jazz Festival in partnership with the New Mexico Jazz Workshop presents a special concert tribute to legendary saxophonist, Dexter Gordon on the 30th anniversary of the Oscar nominated film, Round Midnight, in which Gordon starred. The concert, which will be introduced by Gordon's widow, Maxine, also commemorates Dexter Gordon's Jazz Workshop-sponsored appearance at the KiMo Theater in 1980. Tenor saxophonist Doug Lawrence is highly influenced by Dexter Gordon. He is renowned as the featured lead tenor saxophonist with the legendary Count Basie Orchestra, and also a long time collaborator with NEA Jazz Master, drummer Jimmy Cobb with whose trio featuring bassist John Webber and pianist Tadaka Unno, Lawrence will be appearing. Jimmy Cobb is the last living member of Miles Davis' 1959 masterpiece recording, Kind of Blue. At the age of 88, he remains very active leading his band, Cobb's Mob, and touring and teaching internationally.