DJC Pop-Up #7

Thurs 21 June – Michael Gordon Quartet

Sydney and Christchurch based tenor saxophonist Michael Gordon returns to Dunedin for an intimate gig at the Dish Cafe with local rhythm players Bill Martin (piano), Andy Lynch (bass) and Carl Woodward (drums). Gordon is a prolific composer and virtuoso saxophone player who studied jazz at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and built a reputation player at major venues across Australia. 

Gordon has released multiple albums of his original music with his octet but for this special gig has curated a selection of jazz standards and original compositions to keep local audiences on their toes. Tunes such as “Tea for Two” and “Limehouse Blues” will get an airing, alongside Gordon originals such as “Swinging out at Pomeroys” and “Engine Room”.

Gordon has been working with club director and pianist Bill Martin for three years and is looking forward to renewing the “Dunedin Connection”. Drummer Carl Woodward will once again show off his fast swinging style and machine like precision in laying out arrangements, while Andy Lynch gets another opportunity to show of his bebop licks on the electric bass. 

Tickets on sale at eventfinda for $15 (plus $1 bf) for adults or $10 for student concessions. Door sales are available on the night for $20 cash.


Michael Gordon (tenor saxophone)

Bill Martin (piano)

Andy Lynch (bass)

Carl Woodward (drums)

Timings: 6pm Doors Open, 7pm Set One, Break, 8pm Set Two, 9pm finish.

Jazz saxophonist and composer Michael Gordon attended Sydney Conservatorium and has spent the last 10 years living in Sydney. He has performed with many of Australia’s finest jazz musicians such as John Harkins, Andrew Dickeson, Michael Griffin, Dave Panichi and Arthur Washington. Michael’s music has been featured on ABC radio and RNZ as well as being reviewed in several Australian newspapers.


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