Jordan’s Music Story
Jordan did not come from a musical family, but it was his brother’s decision to start the flute that encouraged him to start the clarinet. He was aged seven and living in Nairobi, Kenya. He started lessons at school and played in several woodwind ensembles and groups.
When Jordan was aged eleven, his parents moved back to the UK and Jordan attended Monkton Combe School and continued playing the clarinet, getting involved in the county orchestra and school band. Encouraged to pursue his musical talent, he started attending the Royal College of Music Junior Department at age of fifteen. It was not long till Jordan knew that music was his passion and so applied and successfully got a place at the Purcell Music School. This set him up to then attend the Royal Academy of Music for his Undergraduate Degree where he achieved first class honours, followed by a Chamber Music Fellowship.
As well as teaching, Jordan has had a fantastic career performing…
Guest Principal with the Philharmonia Orchestra, London Philharmonic, London Chamber Orchestra, Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Worked for the Royal Philharmonic, London Sinfonietta, London Conchord Ensemble, Ensemble Cymru and Notus Winds
Appeared as a soloist with the Orchestra of the Swan, the London Mozart Players and the Bristol Ensemble.
Performed as chamber musician at the Wigmore Hall, Clarence House, St Martin in the Fields, the Purcell Room and Brazil’s Festival de Inverno.
Jordan currently teaches privately and coaches chamber music at the Royal Academy of Music Junior department. In addition, Jordan still supports his African roots and has taught on the National Youth Orchestra of Kenya Residential Scheme. He has also given workshops in schools for the Concordia Foundation and worked with young composers on the Sound and Music Summer School.