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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

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Eyal Vilner Big Band: Swing Out!

Read "Swing Out!" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Eyal Vilner's fourth album as leader of his impressive New York-based big band is a throwback to the kind of concert dates audiences no doubt derived great pleasure from during the storied Big-Band Era well over half a century ago when groups not far removed from this one in spirit traveled cross-country by bus, car or ...

Colors

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2011

NEWS: RECORDING

Jordan Piper's "Colors"

Jordan Piper's "Colors"

Pianist and award-winning composer Jordan Piper is releasing his first album of original music, entitled Colors on May 1st. Described as having “melodically rich solos," by Zan Stewart of the NJ Star Ledger, Jordan has honed his playing and writing over the past few years of working steadily around the New York area and abroad. Known ...


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