Matt Jordan


Matt was born in New York. He studied trumpet under his dad, a tough classical music teacher and band leader. He had Matt playing operas by the age of nine years old. The discipline helped Matt to play first solo chair in all school bands, and after college, first chair with two concert bands.

Matt had his own band in college, as well as experience with the Ohio State University Band. He enjoyed "Script Ohio" best. During the four years there he spent getting his degree, he was fortunate to perform with many great musicians that passed through Columbus, like Roland Kirk, Art Blakely, Sonny Stitt, Freddie Hubbard, and many more. After college, he performed with Billy Taylor, Wells Kelly, Horace Ott, John Faddis, Chris parker, Chip Jackson, Chris Vadella, Mercury Rev, Dionne Warwick, Kelli Sae, and many others.

Matt made Billboard the first time in the 80's, with a song by Wells Kelly, formerly with, "Orleans."

Performers Matt Jordan Has Worked With:

Performers Role Worked With
Kelli Sae Vocals Incognito, Count Basic, Phillipe Sasse
Gil Parris Guitar Blood, Sweat & Tears, David Sanborn
Don Harris Trumpet Tower of Power, Jeff Golub
Bill Harris Sax B.B. King, Average White Band
Sal Giorgiani Sax Maynard Ferguson
Jimmy Comack Bass Ahmad Jamal
Dave Bargerone Trombone Blood, Sweat, & Tears
Chris Vadela Sax Chuck Mangione
Jeff Tyzak Trumpet Mangione and Doc Severson
Ken Geoffrey Sax Smokey and the Bandits
Chip Jackson Bass Stan Getz, Chris Conner
Vinnie Martucci Piano Brubeck
Robert Lustgarten Guitar Edgar Winter
Performers Role Worked With
Wells Kelly Drums, vocals Orleans, Meatloaf
Horace Ott Arranger Village People
Gregg Hollister Vocals, Bass Phoebe Snow
Ron St. Germaine Engineer Jimmy Hendrix
Jon Faddis Trumpet Dizzy Gillespie & Count Basie
Victor Paz Trumpet Lionel Hampton
Babe Clark Sax Sammy Davis Jr.
Ben Ribble Guitar Frankie & the Knockouts
Warren Covington Trombone Cher
Chris Parker Drums Miles Davis, Quincy Jones
Pat Rebillot Piano Barbara Streisand, Lena Horne
Jack Cavan Guitar Frank Sinatra, Aretha Franklin
Kinny Landrum Synthesizer Carly Simon, Harry Belefonte
Earl Bennet Percussion Marvin Gaye, Roberta Flack

Music Samples

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