Sat Aug 24

Stanley Jordan

Sat, August 24
10PM / $25
Get Tickets
Nighttown

12387 Cedar Road
Cleveland Heights, OH 44106

Stanley Jordan

Virtuoso Guitarist and Mack Avenue Recording Artist back at Nighttown for 2 Big Shows!

In a career that took flight with immediate commercial success and critical acclaim, guitar virtuoso Stanley Jordan has consistently displayed a chameleonic musical persona of openness, imagination, versatility and maverick daring. Be it bold reinventions of classical masterpieces or soulful explorations through pop-rock hits, to blazing straight ahead jazz forays and ultramodern improvisational works—solo or with a group—Jordan can always be counted on to take listeners on breathless journeys into the unexpected.

Key to Jordan’s fast-track acclaim was his mastery of a special technique on the guitar’s fretboard. Instead of conventional strumming and picking, Jordan's innovative "touch technique" is an advanced form of two-handed tapping. While a handful of other players were using similar techniques, Stanley’s fluid, multi-layered textures and sheer virtuosity raised the bar for excellence.

But his technique, though impressive, is always a means to a musical end. His music is imbued with a warmth and sensitivity that has captured the imagination of listeners worldwide. A classically trained pianist before playing guitar, Jordan wanted greater freedom in voicing chords on his guitar, so he applied piano principles to do so. Jordan's touch technique allows the guitarist to play melody and chords simultaneously with an unprecedented level of independence. It also allows Jordan to play simultaneously on two different guitars, or even on guitar and piano. He says that “I think of it as a single instrument, but one with a wide range of tonal colors—that’s why I do it.”

To date Jordan has performed in over 60 countries on 6 continents. He has performed at many festivals, including the Kool Jazz Festival, the Concord Jazz Festival, and the Montreaux International Jazz Festival. During the 1980s he collaborated with a diverse array of artists, including performances with Art Blakey and Richie Cole and recordings with Stanley Clarke and Kenny Rogers. T

Jordan has received four Grammy nominations. His most recent album "Friends" was nominated for an NAACP Image Award.

Jordan came to prominence with the release of his 1985 album Magic Touch, a revolutionary project that placed him at the forefront of re-launching legendary Blue Note Records into a contemporary entity in jazz and beyond, as also established the then-twenty-something Jordan as among the most distinctive and refreshing new voices of the electric guitar.

In 2007 Jordan signed with Mack Avenue Records and released State of Nature in 2008 and Friends in 2011. For Friends, he invited musical guests including guitarists Bucky Pizzarelli, Mike Stern, Russell Malone and Charlie Hunter; violinist Regina Carter; saxophonists Kenny Garrett and Ronnie Laws; trumpeter Nicholas Payton; bassists Christian McBride and Charnett Moffett; and drummer Kenwood Dennard.

Jordan has maintained an extensive and consistent international touring schedule.

Visit Website
Watch Video

Sat, August 24

10PM / $25
Get Tickets

No need to make an additional table reservation - it's already included with these concert tickets!! You are buying tickets that are not refundable or exchangeable. Please review our additional terms and conditions.

Upcoming Events

Thu, July 18, 8:30 PM

"A Little Nighttown Chamber Music"

Get Tickets →

Fri, July 19, 8:00 PM

Bill Cunliffe Octet plays Oliver Nelson + Vocalist Jane Monheit

Get Tickets →

Sat, July 20, 8:30 PM

The Numbers Band (15-60-75)

Get Tickets →

Sun, July 21, 7:00 PM

Shirley Cook & Myla Burton "Songbirds in Flight"

Get Tickets →

Thu, July 25, 7:30 PM

Rene Schiffer & Shuann Chai

Get Tickets →

Fri, July 26, 8:30 PM

Sugar Mountain "The Ultimate Neil Young Tribute"

Get Tickets →

Sat, July 27, 8:30 PM

Sugar Mountain "The Ultimate Neil Young Tribute"

Get Tickets →

Tue, July 30, 7:00 PM

Jackie Warren & Joshua Smith

Get Tickets →

Fri, August 2, 7:00 PM

Marion Meadows

Get Tickets →

Fri, August 2, 9:00 PM

Marion Meadows

Get Tickets →

Sat, August 3, 7:00 PM

Marion Meadows

Get Tickets →

Sat, August 3, 9:00 PM

Marion Meadows

Get Tickets →

Sat, August 10, 8:30 PM

Lou Armagno "Sinatra Selects" w/Moises Borges

Get Tickets →

Thu, August 15, 7:00 PM

Jeremy Clyde

Get Tickets →

Fri, August 16, 8:30 PM

Sammy DeLeon Latin Jazz Sextet

Get Tickets →

Sat, August 17, 8:30 PM

Eddie Baccus Sr. Quintet + Special Guests

Get Tickets →

Sun, August 18, 7:00 PM

Gina Chavez

Get Tickets →

Thu, August 22, 8:00 PM

Ted Ganger

Get Tickets →

Fri, August 23, 8:30 PM

Debi Lewin "Future Broadway"

Get Tickets →

Sat, August 24, 8:00 PM

Stanley Jordan

Get Tickets →

Sat, August 31, 8:30 PM

Andre Cavor & The Cavor Project

Get Tickets →