STANLEY JORDAN w. BRANDON "TAZ" NIEDERAUER

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STANLEY JORDAN w. BRANDON "TAZ" NIEDERAUER
Friday, December 15, 2017 8:00 PM
5 Points Music Sanctuary, Roanoke, VA
  • 13 & over
 
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  • Ticket Price: $15.00 - $65.00
  • Door Time: 7:30 PM
  • Show Type: Live Music
  • Tags: Jazz, Funk, Live Performance
  • Restrictions: 13 & over
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Stanley Jordan returns to the Sanctuary after blowing the roof off the building in early 2017! This time, we welcome 14-year old guitarist, Brandon "Taz" Niederauer and his band to open what will be one of our biggest spectacles yet! Get your tickets early for this incredible performance featuring the legendary talents of Stanley Jordan with one of the most electrifying young guitarists you will ever hear. 

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ABOUT STANLEY:
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."

ABOUT TAZ:
Having played in the most legendary rooms in America with some of the most prominent musicians of our time, the young guitarist/singer/songwriter has built up quite the reputation in the music world, welcoming the nickname “Taz” amongst fans and peers alike.

He’s had the brilliant experiences of playing with members of the Allman Brothers Band including Gregg Allman, Butch Trucks, Warren Haynes, Derek Trucks, and Oteil Burbridge, as well as other notable musicians such as Buddy Guy, Stevie Nicks, Lady Gaga, Slash, Jon Batiste, Dweezil Zappa, Eric Gales, George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, Dr. John, Gary Clark Jr., Col. Bruce Hampton, Eric Krasno, George Porter Jr., Robert Randolph, Karl Denson, Doug Wimbish, John Popper, and countless others. He has also played with Umphrey's McGee, Scorpions, Dumpstaphunk, The Revivalists, Galactic, and so many more.