Trumpeter / Composer Leon Jordan Jr. is one of the most expressive and extraordinarily talented young musicians in jazz. As a native of Philadelphia, he developed a foundation early on that is deeply rooted in the jazz tradition.
When asked about his goals, Leon Jordan Jr. humbly responded, There is so much to learn, I strive to master the vocabulary and mature to the point where as a composer and player I can influence emotions in others as I have been influenced. This young prodigy began playing trumpet initially by chance in the Emlen Elementary school, a public school in Philadelphia. It was Leon's desire to take saxophone lessons, however only the trumpet was available