Gordon is regarded as one of this country’s leading trombone players.

He is currently Lead Trombone in the BBC Big Band, a position he has held since 1984.

His varied career has encompassed jazz, classical, musical theatre, film and pop. He has worked with many of the world’s leading performers including Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Barbra Streisand, Tony Bennett, Ray Charles, Shirley Bassey and Robbie Williams.

He also played regularly with the Laurie Holloway Big Band on the Parkinson television show and is Lead Trombone of the John Wilson Orchestra.