World-renowned guitarist with a unique, personalized tribute to Jimi Hendrix
World-renowned guitarist Stanley Jordan has developed a new live tribute show.
It’s not pure imitation. Instead, Stanley builds on Jimi’s legacy in a creative and original way.
As Stanley explains it, “This is my fantasy Jimi Hendrix concert if Jimi were still playing today. By re-imagining his music and channeling his persona I try to bring that fantasy to life.”
It may be surprising that a rock legend like Hendrix would get so much love from a jazz legend like Jordan. Stanley’s 1985 album Magic Touch was #1 on Billboard’s jazz chart for 51 weeks, and Stanley has shared the stage or recorded with jazz artists such as Benny Carter, Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis and Billy Cobham.
But again, hearing it from Stanley, “I actually played rock and blues before I played jazz. In fact, Jimi’s constant searching for new sounds inspired me to move toward jazz in the first place.”
It may also be surprising that Stanley Jordan would take on a project like this. After all, Stanley is a well-known guitarist with a signature style, has four GRAMMY nominations, a cameo in a Blake Edwards film Blind Date), and a host of TV appearances over a long career including “Jimmy Fallon,” “David Letterman,” “Jay Leno” and “Johnny Carson” to name a few.
Stanley explains he took on a project like this because, “I feel a strong connection to Jimi Hendrix because he was the first guitarist I emulated as a child. Out of love for Jimi and his music I feel a strong desire to try to keep his legacy alive.”
In recent years, Stanley has performed with many artists in the rock and jam-band worlds, including the Phil Lesh, Dave Matthews Band, Umphrey’s McGee, Moe. and more.
Stanley says, “Returning to my rock roots has been an absolute joy artistically, and with this project, I’m taking that to a new level.”
$32 – All Ages
Phone: (415) 388-3850
Additional time info:
Doors: 7:00 pm | Show: 8:00 pm
There is ample street and city parking available around the venue. Please be sure to observe all posted signs regarding parking and parking meters, and do not park in prohibited spaces or areas. As a courtesy to our neighbors, please park in metered spots and city lots rather than residential areas. We offer validation for the Sunnyside lot–ask for it at the Cafe register.
The café, concert hall, and restrooms are all wheelchair accessible. If you would like to request a wheelchair seating location or have other ADA needs, please e-mail boxoffice at swmh.com as soon as you purchase your ticket. We will do everything possible to accommodate your request.