29. I’ll always have a gig. 
      –Stanley Jordan


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When guitarist Stanley Jordan ’81 graduated Princeton with a degree in music theory and composition, he became a street musician, playing in New York, Philadelphia and throughout the Midwest and South.  His fame spread through word of mouth until he was signed by Blue Note Records in 1985, producing an innovative jazz album titled Magic Touch that topped the Billboard Jazz Chart for 51 weeks and earned him two Grammy nominations.  Jordan has since produced several other albums, including Cornucopia, Stolen Moments, and Bolero, and maintains a busy performance schedule.  Fame for his unique stylistic and technical contributions to musical production and expression is supplemented by Jordan’s status as a member and artist spokesman for the American Music Therapy Association.