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Stephanie Jordan sings the music of Nancy Wilson & Stevie Wonder at New Orleans Jazz Fest 2017
(Published: January 27, 2017)

Friday, April 28 on the Zatarain's/WWOZ Jazz Tent Stage

NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival presented by Shell today announced that the Stephanie Jordan Big Band will appear on opening day, Friday, April 28, 2017 in the Zatarain's/WWOZ Jazz Tent as part of the musical lineup for the 2017 Festival scheduled for April 28 - 30 and from May 4 - 7, 2017. For this year's performance, Stephanie Jordan will dedicate her show to the music of two of her favorite artists Nancy Wilson and Stevie Wonder by performing her rendition of their music.

Headline acts for 2017 include Stevie Wonder, George Benson, Harry Connick, Jr., Maroon 5, Snoop Dogg, Earth, Wind & Fire, Patti LaBelle, Alabama Shakes, Meghan Trainor, Jon Batiste and Stay Human, Boney James, Pitbull, The Meters and others. Some local favorites includes Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Batiste Fathers and Sons, Ellis Marsalis, John Boutté, Irma Thomas, The New Orleans Groove Masters ft. Herlin Riley, A Salute to Louis Armstrong featuring Hugh Masekela and Dr. Michael White, Big Chief Donald Harrison, The Great American Songbook ft. Germaine Bazzle, Leah Chase, Topsy Chapman and Solid Harmony, Tonya Boyd-Cannon, Chocolate Milk, and more than 500 additional artists are scheduled to appear at the 2017 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival presented by Shell.

Stephanie Jordan is consistently praised for her poise, elegance and soulful articulation. She draws frequent comparisons to her inspirations, the legendary jazz singers Shirley Horn, Abbey Lincoln, Lena Horne and Carmen McRae. Critics have also likened Ms. Jordan to jazz stars Diana Krall and Nancy Wilson.

Jordan has performed in the presence of President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama; sang to Stevie Wonder in honor of his birthday; been featured at the private celebration of 'Oprah Winfrey and Friends of Susan Taylor,' and she sang the National Anthem for the 2008 NBA All-Star Game.

Jordan has performed on such stellar stages as the Kennedy Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center, the NBA All-Star Game, Chicago's Harris Theater, the Marians Jazzroom in Bern, Switzerland, "The Palace" Hotel in Istanbul, Turkey and others. Jordan served as US Jazz Ambassadors' on a European Tour to Bucharest, Germany, Lithuania and Ukraine on behalf of the U.S. Department of State and Jazz at Lincoln Center.

Jordan appears in Lee Daniels' production of "The Paperboy" singing a featured tune; the movie co-stars Matthew McConaughey, Nicole Kidman, Zac Efron, and John Cusack among others. Jordan also recorded a tune for the 2013 remake of the film "Heat" which stars Jason Statham and Sofia Vergara. Stephanie Jordan also performed the soundtrack "Season's Start" in the Tribecca Film release of Café Society staring Lara Flynn Boyle and Peter Gallagher.

Stephanie's silky vocals are also featured on Marlon Jordan's "You Don't Know What Love Is" album and Kent Jordan's "Out of This World" CD. The "Christmas with the New Orleans Ladies of Jazz" CD produced by sister Rachel Jordan features New Orleans' renowned jazz divas; Germaine Bazzle, Leah Chase, and Stephanie Jordan with the Music Alive Ensemble.

Recognized internationally, the Sud Ouest French publication calls her "unbelievably superb." The Washingtonian Magazine labeled her "JAZZHOT." Audix Microphones has dubbed her "Lady Jazz!"

Stephanie is a member of New Orleans' renowned Jordan Family of Jazz whose father is Kidd Jordan; and siblings Kent, Marlon and Rachel Jordan.

Started in 1970, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival continues to showcase the most important names in music history alongside many of Louisiana's favorite entertainers. Early-bird advanced single-day tickets for Jazz Fest are $65 through February 14, but the price will increase to $70 beginning Feb. 15. The gate price will be $80 in 2017. Tickets for children up to age 10 are $5 and must be purchased at the gate. Adult advance tickets are available at www.nojazzfest.com and www.ticketmaster.com, at all Ticketmaster outlets or by calling (800) 745-3000. The least expensive way to purchase tickets is by doing so in-person with cash at the Smoothie King Center Box Office, 1501 Dave Dixon Drive, New Orleans.

The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival presented by Shell is a co-production of Festival Productions Louisiana, LLC. (a wholly owned subsidiary of Festival Productions, Inc.-New Orleans) and AEG Louisiana Production, LLC. (a subsidiary of AEG Live).

To learn more about Stephanie, please visit her website at www.StephanieJordan.com.

More Information: http://www.nojazzfest.com/

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