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Stephanie Jordan Sings a Tribute to the Fabulous Lena Horne; Yesterday When I Was Young: "Great lyrics permeate this beautifully rendered homage, and Jordan has the skill sets to do them justice—a voice that projects from a whisper to a scream, impeccable diction, dead-center pitch, fluid phrasing. Backed by a breathe-as-one 8-piece unit of top-shelf New Orleanians that sounds twice its size, and counterstated by a cohort of virtuoso soloists, she finds fresh, unfailingly swinging approaches to this well-traveled repertoire, melding into a personal argot elements garnered from such distinguished mentors as Shirley Horn, Abbey Lincoln, Nancy Wilson—and Lena Horne herself—while sounding like no one other than Stephanie Jordan. As she aptly puts it, "it's a tribute, not a copy." - Ted Panken
Sylvain Music Notes -- The St. Croix Blue Bay Jazz Fest 2007 let loose a star-studded compact of New Orleans Jazz greats and the very best that St. Croix has on offer in a four-day long event from Thursday, November 15 to Sunday, November 18. Bridget Dawson, Executive Director of the Frederiksted Economic Development Association, proclaimed the festival the "best event in nearly 20-years on the island," touting the economic boom to the local downtown economy.
NEW ORLEANS, April 8, 2008 On the heals of a stunning rendition of the national anthem performed during the 57th NBA All-Star Game with Grammy Award-winning jazz and classical saxophonist Branford Marsalis and internationally acclaimed guitarist Jonathan Dubose , jazz vocalist Stephanie Jordan has been selected for recognition to New Orleans Magazine Jazz All-Stars for 2008. Critic Chris Rose proclaimed "Local chanteuse Stephanie Jordan set the anthem on a slow burn …
NEW ORLEANS (3/25/09) - A must see at this year’s New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival Presented by Shell (April 24-26 & April 30-May 3) is New Orleans trumpeter Marlon Jordan. Jordan’s energized take on the classic Miles Davis Quintet sound takes place on opening day Friday, April 24 in the WWOZ Jazz Tent at 12:40 PM.
The 2009 Jazz Fest celebrates 40 years of musical and cultural history at this year's star-studded event. The Marlon Jo …
A full house at the University of New Orleans Performing Arts Center Recital Hall reveled in the performance of special holiday concert by the New Orleans Ladies of Jazz; Stephanie Jordan, Germaine Bazzle, and Leah Chase in collaboration with the Music Alive Ensemble String Octet and Jazz Quintet this past Sunday, November 28, 2010. Primarily sponsored by the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation and under the direction of violinist Rachel Jordan,
New Orleans Ladies of Jazz; Stephanie Jordan, Germaine Bazzle, and Germaine Bazzle will perform a special "Ladies in Jazz Holiday Concert" in collaboration with the Music Alive Ensemble String Octet and Jazz Quintet on Sunday, November 28, 2010 from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. at the University of New Orleans Performing Arts Center Recital Hall (Lakefront Campus). Principally sponsored by the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation, admission for the holiday concert is free b
Sylvain Music Notes Acclaimed New Orleans’ songstress Stephanie Jordan debut the Thursday Night Jazz at The Setai, South Beach. Launching August 5, at 7:00 p.m. and every Thursday thereafter, local and national jazz musicians and vocalists will perform live classic, Latin and smooth jazz under the stars at The Bar & Courtyard in Miami Beach. Since opening its doors in 2005, The Setai, an intimate, serene oceanfront resort in the heart of South Beach has been synonymous with exceptiona
SYLVAIN MUSIC NOTES - New Orleans’ jazz patriarch Kidd Jordan and the Jordan Family of Jazz; Marlon Jordan, considered one of the best trumpeters in the world; older brother Kent Jordan, a highly regarded flutist; Stephanie Jordan, whom critics have placed in the company of Nancy Wilson and Shirley Horn; and Rachel Jordan, an classical violinist and music instructor at Jackson State University performs as featured artists at the "For the Fathers of Jazz" concert in honor of ja
Sylvain Music Notes (5/10/10) - Lena Horne, the enchanting jazz singer and actress known for her signature song "Stormy Weather" and for her triumph over the bigotry that allowed her to entertain white audiences but not socialize with them, has died. She was 92 according to AP writer Verena Dobnik.
Horne died Sunday at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, according to hospital spokeswoman Gloria Chin. Chin would not release any other details.
Horne, whose striking beauty and magnetic
NEW ORLEANS (4/29/10) New Orleans’ jazz vocalist Stephanie Jordan is one of the featured performers for the May 3, 2010 Inauguration of New Orleans’ Mayor-elect Mitch Landrieu. Jordan is scheduled to perform at 1:45 P.M. during the Celebrate New Orleans Festival which will be held at Lafayette Square across the street from Gallier Hall.
Jordan says that she honored to be a part of the festivities. "In tribute of those being sworn in, I will sing an up-te