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Stephanie Jordan at New Orleans Jazz Fest 2008

The Stephanie Jordan Large Band will be a featured performer at the 2008 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival presented by Shell on Saturday, May 3rd at 1:00 pm in the WWOZ Jazz Tent. Filling the tent with a Big Band sound as she continues her signature trademark of singing jazz standards, the performance also feature her brothers jazz trumpeter Marlon Jordan and Kent Jordan on flute. In addition Stephanie Jordan will be accompanied by Mike Esnault on piano, Herman Jackson on drums, Kurt Zarwell on bass, Don Evans on tenor sax, Mark Chatters on trumpet, Steve Sutter on trombone, and Alonzo Bowens on the baritone sax.

Jordan's most recent performance was a stunning concert with the Lionel Hampton Big Band during the Official Centennial Birthday Celebration in honor of Mr. Hampton at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art/University of New Orleans.

Stephanie Jordan, whom critics have placed in the company of Nancy Wilson and Diana Krall, began to receive national recognition following her stunning performance during the nationally televised Higher Ground Hurricane Relief Benefit Concert at New York's Jazz at Lincoln Center. Her recent rendition of the national anthem at the 2008 NBA All-Star Game lead critic Chris Rose to proclaim "Local chanteuse Stephanie Jordan set the anthem on a slow burn Sunday night, delivering the most smoldering rendition of the song since Marvin Gaye performed it at another NBA All-Star Game more than 20 years ago . . ."

Jordan was most recently inducted into New Orleans Magazine Jazz All-Stars. She is the fifth performer to emerge from a family of New Orleans bred musicians. As the daughter of saxophonist Sir Edward "Kidd" Jordan, Stephanie's musical roots run deep. Her siblings include flutist Kent, trumpeter Marlon, and classical violinist Rachel Jordan.

The Stephanie Jordan Large Band will close out Jazz Fest Weekend with two dinner shows, 9:00 pm & 10:30 pm at PRIME EXAMPLE Night Club, 1909 North Broad Street, New Orleans, LA 70119.



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