Stanley Jordan

Guitarist Stanley Jordan burst onto the jazz scene with a flourish in the mid-1980s, sporting an innovative technique dubbed tapping, in which both hands negotiated the fretboard simultaneously. As much like piano playing as guitar playing, this practice enabled him to play multiple lines, leading to striking interpretations of jazz and pop standards running the gamut from Miles Davis to Jimi Hendrix. Not surprisingly, Jordan is also a pianist, and he sometimes plays guitar and piano simultaneously as well. His initial phenom status faded as he occasionally strayed into less compelling material, also taking time off to study music therapy. He's been back on track on his last few albums, and can still be riveting when focused. These solo performances may feature new material he's working up for an album due later in 2011. $25 at 7 p.m.; $20 at 9 p.m. (Photo by chascar)
Sun., Jan. 9, 2011

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