NEW ORLEANS - FEBRUARY 17: Singer Stephanie Jordan performs at the 57th NBA All-Star Game, part of 2008 NBA All-Star Weekend at the New Orleans Arena on February 17, 2008 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
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Local chanteuse Stephanie Jordan set the anthem on a slow burn Sunday night, delivering the most smoldering rendition of the song since Marvin Gaye performed it at another NBA All-Star Game more than 20 years ago.  I think a star was born.  Another blazing light in our constellation…”  Chris Rose

"New Orleans jazz singer Stephanie Jordan, daughter of renowned avant-jazz saxophonist and teacher Kidd Jordan, stood at center court in a gold dress. Flanking her were Branford Marsalis and jazz guitarist Jonathan Dubose Jr.

The trio combined for an unconventional yet lovely arrangement of "The Star-Spangled Banner." Dubose strummed tidy, shimmering chords as Jordan sang the first verse in a strong, crystalline voice. Just as she seemed poised to over-emote, she pulled back."  - Monday, February 18, 2008 - By Keith Spera









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