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Stanley Jordan

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Born: 1959/07/31
Birth Place: in Chicago, United States
Years Active: 1982 - present
Genres: Jazz, Jazz Fusion

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. While earning a degree from Harvard in 1981 he played with Benny Carter and Dizzy Gillespie. Jordan has performed at many... Continue Bio >>

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