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Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012 01:07 pm

Guitar genius

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Guitar guru Stanley Jordan performs Nov. 9 at the Studio Theatre as part of the Kitchen Sink Series at the University of Illinois Springfield. The Chicago native and jazz fusion guitarist began studying music early in his childhood and received a Bachelor of Arts in digital music composition from Princeton University. Nominated for multiple Grammy Awards and a NAACP Image Award, Stanley has performed in nearly 50 countries, made multiple appearances on “Late Night With David Letterman” and “The Tonight Show” was featured in Bruce Willis’ film Blind Date and has played with the likes of Dizzy Gillespie, Quincy Jones, Michael Urbaniak and Richie Cole. Jordan has released 13 solo albums, the latest one titled Friends. Learn from the pro who offers two workshops for musicians Nov. 10 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Attendees must register at Jordan’s website. The cost is $80.

Stanley Jordan
Friday, Nov. 9, 8pm
Sangamon Auditorium, UIS
206-6160
$25-$39

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