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Jordan Piper

Jordan Piper’s mature sound and “melodically-rich soloing” (Zan Stewart, NJ Star Ledger) set him apart as a jazz pianist and composer. As part of the vibrant creative music scene in the NYC metropolitan area, Jordan has performaed recently at the Blue Note NYC with vocalist Nina Vidal, who’s new CD, “The Open Ended Fantasy” is currently #1 on the contemporary jazz charts on iTunes in Japan, opening with his band for jazz vocalist Jane Monheit at William Paterson University, with the Pedro Rodriguez Quintet at Trumpets Jazz Club in Montclair, NJ broadcasting live on WBGO radio with the William Paterson Jazz Septet and as musical director for Straight and Narrow Gospel Choir in Paterson, NJ since 2007. His own group features some of the area’s best up and coming musicians, performing in clubs around New York such as Cleopatra’s Needle, Spike Hill in Brooklyn and The Shrine in Harlem, and focuses on his award-winning original music: in 2008 and 2010, his songs “After the Fact” and “Snow Sheets” were finalists in the ASCAP young jazz composers competition. As an artist, Jordan’s music reflects his teachers, who have included Mulgrew Miller, Harold Mabern, Chuck Israels, Armen Donelian, Kevin Norton, Rich DeRosa and influential artists he has shared the stage with: Clark Terry, Jimmy Heath, and saxophonist Rich Perry. He moved from Bellingham, WA in 2005 to attend William Paterson University’s esteemed Jazz Program on full scholarship, and graduated Suma Cum Laude in 2009 with a Bachelor’s degree and classical piano minor

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April 18, 2011

Jordan Piper's "Colors"

Primary Instrument

Piano

Willing to teach

Beginner to advanced

Albums

Colors

Self Produced
2011

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