Stan’s musical beginnings can be traced back to Howard University where he was told that he'd never make it in the music industry. He was advised to take another major and as a result, earned a degree in molecular biology. However, this didn't discourage him from pursuing his musical passion. Stan was able to pay for his degree by playing the D.C. club scene at night and on weekends with vocalist Julia Nixon, who later joined “Dreamgirls” on Broadway. Stan relocated to Los Angeles in 1991 with only a bass, an amplifier, an old Chevy and $500. It was there that he met famed blues artist, Johnny ‘Guitar’ Watson. It was then that the realization of his dream had begun.

Though well known as a bassist in the Los Angeles area, Stan’s reputation spans both U.S. and international markets. His resume of tours, performances and recordings feature an enviable cast of world class artists: Jody Watley, Bobby Caldwell, Keiko Matsui, Patti Austin, Dolly Parton, Dianne Caroll, Peggy Lee, Vanessa Williams, Suzanne Somers, The Jazz Crusaders, Oleta Adams, Kirk Whalum, Dave Koz, Rick Braun, Leonard Cohen, Peter White, Richard Elliot, Ricky Lawson, Acoustic Alchemy, Mindi Abair, Bobby Lyle, Lou Bega, Montel Jordan, Jonathan Butler, David Benoit, Michael Franks, Earl Klugh, Barry Manilow, Al Jarreau, as well as many others. In 1998, Stan worked as the in - house bassist on the Howie Mandel Show. It was there that he met Kevin Eubanks of the Tonight Show. Stan was asked to join the Tonight Show Band in 2002, and continued to work there until the end of 2006. Stan rejoined Barry Manilow, and continued to work with him until 2014, when he then joined famed Blues artist, Keb Mo. Stan released his first recording project, “Connection,” in 2014, which featured many of his colleagues. “Connection” can be found on iTunes and Amazon.

When asked about his life and career so far, he responded: “I have played behind many of my heroes, I have travelled the world, I dined with the Prince of Whales, conversed with Presidents, and met a vast number of international celebrities and dignitaries. I have performed in front of millions of people. All this, because I pluck on a piece of wood with wires on it. Now that’s what I call a blessing!”