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Born in Detroit, MI in 1978 music was always a continuous presence in Jordan's upbringing. His earliest musical influences came from his mother's vast record collection, which included classical, jazz and classic rock. He began to play drums at age ten, immediately falling in love with the instrument. As soon as he was good enough, he started playing in local rock, punk and heavy metal bands. His first experience playing jazz was in high school jazz band, where he was first chair all four years. His exposure to a variety styles at an early age helped him to become the versatile and creative musician he is today. Eventually, Jordan attended the Jazz Studies Program at The University of Michigan, where he refined his drumming and compositional skills

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Brian Charette Trio with Ed Cherry at The Turning Point Cafe

Read "Brian Charette Trio with Ed Cherry at The Turning Point Cafe" reviewed by David A. Orthmann

Brian Charette Trio with Ed Cherry The Turning Point Cafe Piermont, NY July 15, 2018 Eight selections into an eighty-minute set Brian Charette looked over at Ed Cherry and asked what kind of ballad he wanted to play. In an instant Cherry answered with his guitar, kicking off Duke Ellington's “In ...

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Kurrent Duo at The Bop Stop

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Kurrent Duo with Brian Charette and Jordan Young The Bop Stop Cleveland, Ohio October 26, 2017 Taking the tried and true organ trio format and turning it on its side, Brian Charette's latest self-produced release is a mind-bending mélange of colors that is certainly one of the best recordings of ...

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Brian Charette Circuit Bent Organ Trio: Kurrent

Read "Kurrent" reviewed by C. Andrew Hovan

A mainstay of the New York scene since the '90s, organist Brian Charette has a worldly view on music that makes it hard to contain all his pent up musical energies in a conventional way. This partly explains why his recent spate of records for the Posi-Tone label seemed to satisfy while still leaving one with ...

Jazz Jukebox

Label: Posi-Tone Records
Released: 2016
Track listing: Son Of Ice Bag; Paris Eyes; I'm Only Sleeping; Sao Paulo Nights; ESP; Eight Counts For Rita; Rhythm-A-Ning; Time In A Bottle; Tadd's Delight; Giant Deconstruction; I Want A Little Girl; Love Boat; Will You Still Be Mine.

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Jordan Young: Jazz Jukebox

Read "Jazz Jukebox" reviewed by C. Andrew Hovan

One of the strengths of Marc Free's Posi-Tone imprimatur is that it is responsible for introducing us to many great and upcoming jazz artists. Drummer Jordan Young is a Detroit native who has studied with some of the best of the modern-day masters and is making a name for himself in New York. His sophomore release ...

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Jordan Young: Jazz Jukebox

Read "Jazz Jukebox" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

The predominance of the jukebox in social situations is essentially a thing of the past. But how much has really changed? Those once-ubiquitous machines that brought musical happiness to the good people in corner bars and diners throughout the land may have vanished, but the concept they put forward has not. It's simply been modernized, with ...

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Brian Charette/Jim Alfredson Organ Duo at Nighttown

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Brian Charette/Jim Alfredson Organ Duo Nighttown Cleveland, Ohio October 20, 2016 It's not often that you get the chance to hear two organists going head to head in a live setting. Jimmy Mc Griff and Groove Holmes did it, but few others have dared to tread in such territory. Nonetheless, if ...

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Brian Charette: Good Tipper

Read "Good Tipper" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Nine of the eleven tracks on organist Brian Charette's Square One (Posi-Tone, 2014) were originals, but that doesn't mean he's uninterested in tackling the music of others. In fact, judging by this album, it would seem that he really digs digging into covers. Everybody from film score icon John Barry to tunesmith Jimmy Webb to saxophonist ...

Cymbal Melodies

Label: Posi-Tone Records
Released: 2012
Track listing: By The Time I Get To Phoenix; Free Wheelin'; Ghost Of A Chance; Roxanne; Grantstand; Best Thing For You Is Me; Bird Bath; Mood For McCann; Easy Living.


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