Stanley Jordan Trio
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 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.
BLUE NOTE NAPA
Blue Note Napa is located on the first floor of the Napa Valley Opera House at First & Main. We are an intimate 150-seat jazz club and restaurant, where you can enjoy performances of world renowned and local Bay Area artists alike. We offer a full menu with Wine Country Comfort market-driven cuisine from Chef Jessica Sedlacek, as well as an elegant wine and cocktail list. Enjoy fantastic sharing plates, desserts and wonderful main courses while you take in the show.
BOOTHS: Our premier level of seating! Booths are only available for sale in units of four, five or six and are not available as singles or pairs. Booths are sold on a general admission first-come, first-serve basis. We will seat you when you arrive. Each ticket is your reservation. 1 ticket/person.
TABLES: Table seating from 1-14. First-come, first-seated, with the full menu available. Pairs are seated across from each other. Each ticket is your reservation. 1 ticket/person.
BAR AREA: Great View!! Bar Chairs with cushioned seat and back are first-come, first-seated, standing room area is also available. There are under counter purse hooks available too. Dinner is also served at the bar. Each ticket is your reservation. 1 ticket/person.
Unless otherwise specified, shows are Ages 8+ (Under 16 accompanied by an adult)
A portion of each ticket’s fees goes to the historic preservation of the Napa Valley Opera House.
Dinner Menu available in all seating areas.