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Stanley Jordan

September 23 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

An Intimate Evening With Stanely Jordan

Friday, September 23, 2022
Doors: 6:30 p.m. | Show: 7:30 p.m.

45-3574 Mamanae St.Honokaa, HI 96743
(808) 896-4845

$38 (advance) $55 Gold Circle Purchase tickets at BLUESBEARHAWAII


World-renowned guitarist Stanley Jordan who has developed the “touch technique,” also called “tapping,” is the innovation that Stanley Jordan is best known for. It uses both hands on the guitar neck to play independently. It allows a guitarist to achieve a level of orchestral complexity approaching that of a piano while retaining the guitar’s expressiveness.

Modern jazz master Stanley Jordan made a significant splash in guitar circles back in the Eighties, mainly because of his innovative “touch” tapping technique and unusual all-fourths tuning. One of the many highlights of his famous 1988 album, Flying Home, is his jaw-dropping instrumental cover of Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway to Heaven.”….Guitar Player

In a career that took flight in 1985 with commercial and critical acclaim, guitar virtuoso Stanley Jordan has consistently displayed a chameleonic musical persona of openness, imagination, versatility, respect, and maverick daring. Be it bold reinventions of classical masterpieces, soulful explorations through pop-rock hits or 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. He writes on his website that he is very excited to be promoting the healing powers of music brought to the public by music therapists in “important places, such as hospitals, hospice centers, youth counseling centers, and correctional facilities.” Before I had ever heard of the term music therapy, I was already moving in that direction. Once, as a teenager, I recovered almost completely from the flu in one day while playing music with another student. The feeling of the music and the feeling of the healing was the same. Later, as an undergrad at Princeton, I got a hold of a book of Scientific American reprints on the brain. I could not put that book down! Although it had no articles on music, it gave me some insights into what happens in the brain while listening to music. I developed a lifelong interest in finding a way to use music to heal the brain and improve its functions.…. Brain World Magazine

Big Island Ticket Outlets: Hilo Music Exchange: Hilo; Kona Music Exchange – Kailua Kona; Kiernan Music – Old Town Kainaliu; Waimea General Store – Parker Square, Kamuela; Rogers Guitars – Pahoa

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