Critically acclaimed, “a clear technical virtuoso,” “a rare talent,” and “a true Wunderkind,” Chicago-born Jeremy Ajani Jordan burst onto the music scene at age 9 playing Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in a live televised performance. Jordan’s first teachers were his mother and father, who nurtured his talent by providing a strong foundation in classical training and encouraging his study of improvisation and composition. Jordan went on to appear on the acclaimed radio program From The Top and From The Top: Live from Carnegie Hall. Jordan has since made his solo Carnegie Hall debut performing Chopin, Liszt, Schubert, and Wagner.
After winning the 2006 Steinway Concerto Competition playing Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 1, Jordan delivered acclaimed performances with the Ars Viva Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Sinfonietta, and Czech National Symphony Orchestra. Jordan earned undergraduate and graduate degrees at The Juilliard School, where he was the recipient of the Van Cliburn and Irene Diamond scholarships. He has performed at the United Nations Arts Council, the American Liszt Society, Tokyo Opera City, Amsterdam’s Royal Concertgebouw, Prague’s Rudolfinum, and Chicago’s Ravinia Festival.
Jordan’s compositions include solo piano music, chamber music, orchestral music, and electronic music. His works have debuted on National Public Radio and have received world premieres at Seattle’s Emerald City Music Festival, New York’s National Sawdust, and Ireland’s Sounds From a Safe Harbour. His most recent album, “For Flint,” features several original jazz compositions and raised money to purchase clean water for families affected by the Flint Water Crisis.