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Ronny Jordan

Ronald Laurence Albert Simpson, known as Ronny Jordan (29 November 1962, London, England - January 2014) was a guitarist at the forefront of the acid jazz movement at the end of the twentieth century. Jordan described his music as “urban jazz,” a blend of jazz, hip-hop, and R&B. He came to prominence after being featured on Guru's Jazzmatazz, Vol. 1, which saw release in 1993. He was also one of the artists whose recordings are featured on Stolen Moments: Red Hot + Cool—a compilation album released in 1994 to benefit the Red Hot Organization.

Following the release of 1992's The Antidote, recordings from Jordan have been a mainstay on a variety of Billboard charts. He was also the recipient of many awards, including The MOBO Best Jazz Act Award as well as Gibson Guitar Best Jazz Guitarist Award. His 2000 release, A Brighter Day, was nominated for a Grammy award in the Best Contemporary Jazz Album category.

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