Jordan graduated magna cum laude from Berklee College of Music with a degree in Professional Music.  He has an eclectic performance background, including the Tony Award-winning Best Musical Revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein's "Oklahoma!" on Broadway.  He teaches private lessons at Columbia University and performs original music with his band Damn Tall Buildings.  He lives in Brooklyn.

Jordan’s first exposure to banjo came from a Beverly Hillbillies rerun on the Hallmark channel.  That novel bubbling plunk insinuated itself into his adolescent brain, wherein it remained until the symptoms of obsession were too serious to ignore.  By the time of his thirteenth birthday he was awarded an introductory banjo in recognition of Extraordinary Nagging.

 

His commitment to the instrument led him to Berklee College of Music to pursue performance.  During this time he received the Sam Eisenson Award for Country Music, and attended the Acoustic Music Seminar under the tutelage of Mike Marshall.  After graduating magna cum laude in 2016, Jordan moved to New York City with his newly earned degree.

Since arriving in NYC, Jordan has woven himself into the musical fiber of the community.  He is an adjunct professor at Columbia University, plays banjo in the Tony Award-winning Broadway production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!, and regularly performs original music with his band Damn Tall Buildings.  

 

He currently offers online lessons for guitar and banjo.  Contact nycbanjolessons@gmail.com for rates and availability.

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