Musical ambassador and interpreter of America’s music, Gordon experiences an impressive career touring the world, performing hard-swinging, straight-ahead jazz and receiving great acclaim from audiences and critics alike. His unmatched modern mastery of the plunger mute and his exceptional technique and signature sound have solidified Gordon a place in musical history as one of the top trombonists of his generation. The critics seem to agree; The DownBeat Critics Poll named Gordon “Best in Trombone” in 2014, 2013, and 2012 and Jazz Journalists Association named him “Trombonist of the Year” in 2013 as well as previous years 2001, 2002, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2011, and 2012. He received the Louis Armstrong Memorial Prize presented by the Swing Jazz Culture Foundation and was named Artist of the Year by the Augusta Arts Council. He is a past recipient of the ASCAP Foundation Vanguard Award, among others.