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A Rare Talent: Guitar virtuoso Stanley Jordan

When I started putting together Enlightened Planet in 2005, I knew that what I wanted to do more than ANYTHING was to make it possible for some of the world’s most talented musicians to get an opportunity to perform in Southeast Asia. I wasn’t interested in just one musical genre. I wasn’t interested in just […]

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Finding great jazz in Southeast Asia

A man walks into a bar on a Friday night.

And I don’t mean just any man, bar, or Friday night.

It’s Friday, September 5, 2008, and I’m going into Harry’s Bar on Boat Quay in Singapore to meet a former colleague for happy hour. It’s an after-work ritual I probably went through a hundred times in the eight years I lived on this island nation, roughly evenly split with visits to the aptly named Ice Cold Beer on Emerald Hill.

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