PRODIREKT, with its Verbalists Education & Language Network, partnered with the organizers of the leading jazz festival in Europe — Nisville.
Our cooperation started in 2011, when the organizers set up several performing stages within the walls of the enchanted Nis fortress in Serbia. The global language network Verbalists was entrusted with a unique privilege to provide a regional media coverage of that prestigious event which instantly became a great playground for the vibrant summer Festival spectacles ever since. Verbalists have had the opportunity to interview the famous jazzists and celebrities, such as, the saxophone player Hans and Candy Dulfer, swing band “Jive Aces”, jazz vocalist Maya Nova, trumpet player Tom Harell, and Stanley Jordan.
The partnership with the festival has recently been extended to music education.
The Nisville Jazz Festival features workshops every year, aiming at educating young people through music. The Festival conducts a free workshop for vocals and most of the jazz instruments – the piano, guitar, base, brass and wood wind instruments. This summer, Verbalists used a unique opportunity to meet and talk to Stanley Jordan, one of the most prominent Festival performers and the guitar wizard.
Verbalists Interview: Stanley Jordan
Nisville Festival, August 2011
About Stanley Jordan
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 Princeton in 1981, he played with Benny Carter and Dizzy Gillespie.
Jordan has performed at many jazz festivals, including: Kool Jazz Festival (1984), Concord Jazz Festival (1985), and the Montreux International Jazz Festival (1985). During the 1980s, he played with Quincy Jones, Michal Urbaniak, and Richie Cole.
Since working at Birdland (jazz club) in New York in 1989–1990, Jordan has maintained a lower profile. Stanley Jordan has four Grammy Nominations.
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