Live Interview at Grammy Museum 2014/07/09Submitted by admin on Fri, 07/04/2014 - 20:26
See and Meet Stanley Jordan in an Intimate, Career-Spanning Live Interview For 75th Anniversary of Blue Note Records
Join Stanley in a wide-ranging and fascinating discussion about his life, his years on Blue Note Records, his unmistakable guitar technique and more. The event also commemorates the 30th anniversary of Stanley's signing to Blue Note!
Date: July 9, 2014
Time: 8:00 PST
Location: The Grammy Museum, 800 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015
The event will be hosted by Scott Goldman, VP of MusicCares.
In addition to the discussion Stanley will play a few selections.
Topics will include:
• How Stanley become the first artist signed when Blue Note was revived in 1984. This amazing story has never been told before.
• Anecdotes from the early days of his time on Blue Note and some of the jazz greats he met and played with.
• Stanley's unorthodox, yet ground-breaking guitar technique. He will explain and demonstrate exactly what he does that makes his guitar sound like no other.
• What goes through his mind as he's creating his unique and spell-binding music?
• What's behind his interest in music therapy, and what specifically is he doing in that field today?
• His recently expanded teaching activities, and how he shares his knowledge with a large number of students.
• Life lessons and philosophy.
This event is part of the "Great Guitars" series at the Grammy Museum, which is also hosting an exhibition commemorating 75 years of Blue Note Records. One of Stanley's guitars from the 80s is on display in the exhibition.
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FUN FACTS ABOUT STANLEY JORDAN
Did you know:
• Stanley has performed in over 60 countries.
• His first album on Blue Note, "Magic Touch", was certified gold and was the #1 jazz record in the USA for 51 weeks.
• Stanley created the start-up sound for the first generation of Power Machintosh computers.
• He was a high school track star in Palo Alto, CA. where he did 5'11" in the high jump and 22'11.75" in the long jump.
• He is a close cousin to the famous actor Hill Harper.
• His first instrument was piano.
• He has a bachelor's degree in music theory and composition from Princeton University.
• He is working toward a master's degree in music therapy from Arizona State University.
• He has a daughter, Julia Jordan, who is a singer-songwriter.