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Stanley Jordan, Famous Guitar Player, and his Magic Touch for Verbalisti Language Fans (VIDEO)

Verbalisti communication and language network

Nis, Serbia – 14 August, 2011 – Three years ago, PRODIREKT and its language network Verbalisti partnered with the largest jazz festival in Southeast Europe – Nisville. This year, the cooperation has been extended to musical education. The Nisville Jazz Festival features workshops every year, aiming at educating young people through music.

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Stanley Jordan and his magic touch for Verbalisti language fans

Stanley Jordan is best known for his development of the tapping technique for the guitar

The Festival conducted a free workshop in August 2011 for vocals and most of the jazz instruments – the piano, guitar, base, brass and wood wind instruments. Verbalisti used this unique opportunity to meet and talk to one of the most prominent Festival performers and the guitar wizard Stanley Jordan:

Verbalisti interview: Stanley Jordan
by Aleksandra Velickovic
August 2011, Nisville Jazz Festival

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About Stanley Jordan
Stanley Jordan (July 31, 1959) is an American jazz/jazz fusion guitarist and pianist, best known for his development of the tapping technique for the guitar.

He was born in Chicago, Illinois, and he received a BA in digital music composition from Princeton University in 1981, studying under computer-music composers Paul Lansky and Milton Babbitt.

Stanley Jordan began his music career at age six, studying piano, then shifted his focus to guitar at age eleven. He later began playing in rock and soul bands. In 1976, Jordan won an award at the Reno, Nevada, Jazz Festival.[1][2] While earning a degree from Princeton in 1981 he played with Benny Carter and Dizzy Gillespie.

Jordan has performed at many jazz festivals, including: Kool Jazz Festival (1984), Concord Jazz Festival (1985), and the Montreux International Jazz Festival (1985). During the 1980s Jordan played with Quincy Jones, Michal Urbaniak, and Richie Cole.

Since working at Birdland (jazz club) in New York in 1989–1990, Jordan has maintained a lower profile. Stanley Jordan has four Grammy Nominations.

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