|8:30 PM||Stephanie Jordan--A Tribute to Lena Horne||Performance||Ronnie Wells Main Stage|
|5:00 PM||Panel Discussion: Remembering Great Style Influencing Vocalist|
Featuring: Sharon Clark, Stephanie Jordan and Kenny Washington-- Moderator: Eric Byrd
|Interview||Billy Taylor Room|
“Stephanie Jordan is a lady with a great set of pipes. Anyone who has ever romanced their honey to Johnny Adams’s moody, lounge-lizard smoky vocals on ‘You Don’t Know What Love Is’ will thrill to Stephanie’s silk-between-the-fingers treatment of that song, the title cut.” All About Jazz adds, “Her tone is crisp, perfect, but not in that polished way that sounds like an opera singer attempting jazz. She is more like a master of technique, yet with plenty of soul.” Jazz critic Sandy Ingram writes “She’s a singer with poise and pizzazz, with a voice and an appealing look that bring to mind Carmen McRae and Lena Horn.” Stephanie’s lyrical style has also been compared to Norah Jones and Diana Krall, while others say it’s more like living legends Cassandra Wilson and Dianne Reeves. Ms. Jordan performed the national anthem along side Grammy Award-winning saxophonist Branford Marsalis and guitarist Jonathan Dubose at the 2008 NBA All-Star Game in New Orleans. She has appeared live on NPR Talk of the Nation, the Kennedy Center, Jazz Standard New York, Central Park, Marians Jazzroom in Bern, Switzerland, St. Croix Blue Bay Jazz Fest, Manship Theatre in Baton Rouge, Duke Ellington Festival, Washington, D.C., Chicago JazzFest Heritage, Glenwood Springs, Co., the New Orleans Ladies of Jazz, Adagio’s Jazz Club in Savannah, Hayti Heritage Center in Durham, Sweet Lorraine’s in New Orleans and is a regular at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. Jordan has been inducted as a member of the New Orleans Magazine Jazz All-Stars for 2008. Stephanie has opened for NaJee, Roy Ayres, and Howard Hewitt. She has collaborated with her sister, Rachel in a fully staged concert with strings from the Louisiana Philharmonic and her Jazz Quintet entitled “Stephanie with Strings.” She has performed with the Harlem Renaissance Orchestra during Jazzmobile’s “Great Jazz on the Great Hill” in Central Park, New York. Stephanie made her debut at Takoma Station Jazz Club. She joined the Doug Carne Band in an unrehearsed rendition of “I Remember April.” Within a few months she developed a loyal following and became much sought after. She has performed at many of the Washington, D.C. jazz haunts such as Twins Jazz Lounge, Blues Alley, and Carter Baron Amphitheater. Stephanie has also appeared at the opening of the Schomburg Center of the New York Public Library, Langston Hughes Auditorium in New York City, the Marciac Jazz Festival in France, and Jazz Aspen. She accepted an extended engagement at “The Palace” Hotel in Istanbul, Turkey and upon her return became a regular-featured performer at Harrah’s Casino in New Orleans. Recognized internationally, the Sud Ouest French publication calls her “unbelievably superb.” Ms. Jordan is the fifth performer to emerge from a family of New Orleans bred musicians. As the daughter of saxophonist Edward “Kidd” Jordan, Stephanie’s musical roots run deep.