Gordon Foote is currently Associate Dean, Performance & Public Events and professor at the University of Toronto. As part of the Jazz Studies Program, he directs the University of Toronto Jazz Orchestra (UTJO).
Previous to that, Gordon spent 26 years as a Professor in the Jazz Studies Program at the Schulich School of Music of McGill University.
Gordon is one of the pioneers of jazz education in Canada, being instrumental in the development and implementation of the first undergraduate and graduate university jazz studies programs in the country.
He is a saxophonist and clinician for Conn-Selmer. Gordon has served as the Quebec representative to the IAJE, the Director of Education for IAJE Canada and as President of Jazz Canada.
His studies at the University of Minnesota and the University of North Texas, combined with 40 years of performing and teaching experience, leave him as probably the most requested adjudicator, conductor, clinician and jazz educator/performer in Canada.