Stan Strickland has performed throughout the United States, Europe, Scandinavia, the Caribbean, New Zealand and the former Soviet Union. Strickland's journeys include a tour of South Africa with The Village People. Performances have ranged from a world premier at the Sundance Film Festival to a featured performance with Take Six and the Boston Pops at Symphony Hall. He has also performed at Jordan Hall, Carnegie Recital Hall, Town Hall (New York) and The Kennedy Center.
Strickland has appeared with jazz greats Yusef Lateef, Pharoah Sanders, Herbie Mann, Danilo Perez, Shirley Scott and Marlena Shaw. He has opened for Miles Davis and Sonny Rollins.
Strickland's playing has been featured on recordings by Bob Moses, Marty Ehrlich, Webster Lewis and Brute Force. Love & Beauty (Hawkline Records), Stan's vocal CD, features new arrangements of jazz classics as well as original material.
In addition, Strickland is an actor, and has appeared in leading roles in the Boston Art Group's production of Harlem Renaissance, Northeastern University's production of Crossing John, and as Dr. Sax in a production of Jon Lipsky's play about Jack Kerouac, Maggie's Riff, produced by the Vineyard Playhouse.
In the dance world, Stan has performed and collaborated with over a dozen choreographers including Alvin Ailey, Jose Limon, and Bill T. Jones.
Stan is profiled and featured in the documentary Black Man Up.
Stan has a M.A. degree from Lesley College in Expressive Arts Therapy where he is an adjunct professor. He also teaches at Berklee College of Music, Tufts University and Longy School of Music.
Stan is Co-Executive Director of Express Yourself, a multidisciplinary team of professional artists, working in partnership with adolescents in public mental health residential facilities to produce multimedia performances that celebrate the restorative powers of serious art making.