Stanley Jordan Plays Jimi
Friday, Jan 24 2020, 7:30 PM
There are no longer any performances available for this show.
McCoy Studio Theater
Guitarist Stanley Jordan uses two hands to play each note in an advanced form of tapping that allows him to play melody and chords simultaneously.
A four-time Grammy nominee, Jordan has performed at many jazz events, including Kool Jazz Festival, Concord Jazz Festival, and the Montreux International Jazz Festival.
Come experience the touch technique of a master! The world-renowned guitarist presents a new live show called “Stanley Jordan Plays Jimi.”
This is a tribute show—but it’s not pure imitation. As Jordan explains it, “This is my fantasy Jimi Hendrix concert if Jimi were still alive and playing today. By re-imagining his music and channeling his persona, I try to bring that fantasy to life.”
This performance will be in a trio format, including Gary Kelly, a renowned bassist; and Kenwood Dennard, a percussion professor at the Berklee College of Music.
“A virtuosic tour de force. A truly original talent.” – Los Angeles Times
“There is something mighty special when a musician comes along and takes an instrument to a new level of performance.” – Chicago Tribune
“If you looked around the club, everyone had this vaguely amazed/starstruck/mesmerized/dreamy look as they watched Jordan play. You could’ve heard a pin drop – nobody wanted to miss a single note.” – The Panic Manual
“No one sounds like Stanley Jordan. He famously plays with both hands on the guitar fretboard, as though he were playing piano keys.” – Twin Cities Arts Reader