‘A very special artist…a truly gifted improvising guitarist and one of the finest teachers of college level jazz and music theory I’ve known.’ - Jerry Coker, Jazz Author and Educator
Stan is a jazz pedagogy innovator who developed course material integral to college level jazz performance and education programs. He served as co-coordinator of Jazz Studies at the University of Miami, and established the jazz guitar program there. He has lectured and performed at Universities including North Carolina (Chapel Hill, Greensboro and Asheville), Yale, Tennessee, Appalachian State, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Rhode Island and The Berklee School of Music.
Former students include Grammy Award winners and recognized artists like Pat Metheny, Hiram Bullock, Mark Egan, Danny Gottlieb, Steve Morse, Bruce Hornsby, Randy Bernsen, Will Lee and Patty Scialfa.
As a performer Stan recorded or performed with prestigious artists including:
Vocalists - Rosemary Clooney, Mel Torme, Nancy Wilson, Della Reese
Bassists - Jaco Pastorius, Mark Egan, Marcus Miller
Wind/Brass: Stan Getz, Michael Brecker, Zoot Simms, Ira Sullivan, Dave Liebman
Drummers - Danny Gottlieb, Tony Williams, Lenny White, Narada Michael Walden
Percussionists – Manolo Badrena, Othello Molineaux, Ray Barretto
Guitarists: Carlos Santana, John McLaughlin, Pat Metheny
Published tribute compositions include ‘Go Ahead Stan’ by Mark Egan & Danny Gottlieb; and ‘Men in White’ by Ron Miller.
Stan recorded several LPs/CDs for the Lotus, Universal and Jazz Inspiration Recording Labels, and was nominated for several national awards.
‘Stan has chops that would rank him among the top guitarists’ - Downbeat Magazine
‘…balances superb technique…highly skilled…a player of delicate and fascinating subtlety.’ - Toronto Star
‘… an exemplary jazz guitar talent…crisp, clean and technically brilliant.’ - Network Magazine
‘The performances are impeccable…an impressive technician.’ - European Jazz Journal
This is Stan's first performance at TD Harbour Nights. Don't miss this rare opportunity to see a true virtuoso guitarist in performance.