Thursday, October 15, 2009

Stephanie Jordan, Tonight at Polk Theatre in Lakeland

If a good jazz singer plays a small-town venue, and word doesn't get out, will anybody come?

I hope so. I just today got the word that Stephanie Jordan, part of a family of New Orleans jazzers that includes her dad, saxophonist Edward "Kidd" Jordan, performs tonight at the historic Polk Theatre in Lakeland (FL).

Jordan, a gifted singer who draws from the jazz tradition, was joined by her siblings -- trumpeter Marlon Jordan, flutist Kent Jordan, violinist Rachel Jordan -- for "Here's to Life," a track from Higher Ground, released in 2005 on Blue Note Records. The CD documented a Jazz at Lincoln Center concert that was a benefit for victims of Hurricane Katrina. Stephanie also appeared as a featured artist on Kent's You Don't Know What Love Is, released the same year.

Show time is 7:30, and tickets range from $20 to $40. As of this morning, about 30% of the tickets had been sold, according to a seating chart. For more information and to buy tickets online, click here.

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