One of the best jazz concerts that I had seen in a very long time was Stanley Jordan’s solo concert that I saw on September 2nd at Millennium Place as part of the Jazz on the Mountain Festival in Whistler. Seated in the front row, I felt as if he was performing for me as I had an amazing up close view of this musical mastermind as he played his guitar. It was a magical experience in a rare intimate concert of this kind.

Stanley Jordan is known for his touch technique which is an advanced form of two-handed tapping on the guitar. Jordan’s two-handed tapping allows him to play melody and chords simultaneously. Jordan simultaneously played guitar and piano during a few of his pieces performed during the show which not only blew me away but had the entire concert hall staring in disbelief.

His performance was a jaw-dropping virtuoso guitar performance that was magical and one that I didn’t want to see end. Jazz On The Mountain At Whistler was held for the first time during the weekend of September 2-5, 2011.