Stephanie Jordan to close French Quarter Fest's Hilton Tricentennial Stage in Jackson Square this Sunday

NEW ORLEANS - Jazz vocalist Stephanie Jordan will be the closing act for the Hilton Tricentennial Stage in Jackson Square this Sunday, April 15, 2018 from 5:30 to 6:45 pm at the 35th Anniversary French Quarter Festival presented by Chevron. Attendees will experience music from 1,700 world-class, local musicians, food from the region's favorite restaurants, and four days of unique special events from April 12-15, 2018. "I am excited to have the opportunity to perform at this year's French Quarter Festival, especially since it takes place during the celebration New Orleans' Tricentennial. Jazz is America's most original art form and the festival planners and sponsors are to be commended for keeping this music form alive", said Jordan. Dubbed "Lady Jazz!" by Audix Microphones, Stephanie Jordan is consistently praised for her poise, elegance and soulful articulation. Jazz critic Sandy Ingram says "She's a singer with poise and pizzazz, with a voice and an appealing look that bring to mind Carmen McRae and Lena Horne." Stephanie's lyrical style has also been compared to her mentor Shirley Horn, and that of Diana Krall while other critics say it's more like living legend Nancy Wilson. All About Jazz writes, "Her (Stephanie Jordan) tone is crisp, perfect, but not in that polished way that sounds like an opera singer attempting jazz. She is more like a master of technique, yet with plenty of soul." Stephanie has performed worldwide including the Kennedy Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Marian's Jazzroom in Bern Switzerland, Duke Ellington Jazz Festival in Washington, D.C., and in the presence of the President and First Lady Michelle Obama at the Washington Convention Center. Jordan sang at the inaugural International Jazz Day presented by UNESCO which was celebrated by millions worldwide. Just as she had a decade ago at Jazz at Lincoln Center, the Stephanie Jordan Big helped frame the moment of the evening at "The Power of Community: Katrina 10 Commemoration" with her performance of classic tune "Home" from the Broadway musical "The Wiz" during the commemoration". Recognized internationally, the Sud Ouest French publication calls her "unbelievably superb." The Washingtonian Magazine labeled her "JAZZHOT." The Hilton Tricentennial Stage four day line-up also include performances by John Boutté, Ellis Marsalis, and Meschiya Lake and the Little Big Horns and others. French Quarter Festival 2018 is also an official Tricentennial event. The complete music schedule is now available on the festival's new website,