began his undergraduate degree in jazz guitar, studying with Philly’s great, Tom Giacabetti. He soon acquired an affinity for the classical guitar, and ever since, he has studied under the tutelage of world renowned guitarist and composer Allen Krantz. Among Jordan’s other teachers are Eliot Fisk, Jason Vieaux, Nigel North, and Antigoni Goni. In his pursuits of composition, he has studied with Alexander de Varon and Jan Krzywicki.
Jordan is currently working on his Master’s degree in classical guitar performance and music theory, with a thesis on the music of Manuel M. Ponce. He has performed in several jazz and classical ensembles, opened for the Uri Caine trio, and performed with prominent saxophonist Richie Cole. Not exclusive to six strings, he has played electric and upright jazz bass for ensembles, in clubs, and in jazz orchestras.
His unique taste in music sets his repertory apart from the classical “norms.” He is currently working with a violinist, playing works by Piazzolla, Matiegka, as well as a wide array of composers that are “off the beaten path.” Other endeavors include collaborating with pianists, vocalists, and playing original pieces.
He teaches guitar lessons for the Elite Music Academy in Elkins Park and has also taught every style to a wide array of students of various ages and skill levels.