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Kidd Jordan

Primary Instrument: Saxophone

Born: May 5, 1935    

Kidd Jordan

Edward “Kidd” Jordan's multi-faceted legacy is among of the most influential and enduring in the history of improvised music. An integral part of the seminal musical tapestry of New Orleans, he is the patriarch of one of the city's most respected musical families and his parallel careers as a performer and educator span the past six decades. Now 73, he has worked most of his life outside the mainstream spotlight, tirelessly sustaining the jazz continuum through both his teaching and his cutting edge performances all around the globe with like-minded improvisers.

Born on May 5th, 1935 in Crowley, Louisiana, about two and a half hours Northwest of New Orleans, Jordan grew up in Cajun country listening to zydeco and blues music before hearing Charlie Parker, Lester Young and other jazz musicians while in high school. By his freshman year in college at Southern University in Baton Rouge, where he studied music, he was playing professionally with local groups. After graduating in 1955, he relocated to New Orleans and began pursuing two of the trademark elements of his career: teaching music and working in pit bands and pick-up groups with the wide variety of prominent musicians passing through the city. That year he also became the brother-in-law of life-long musical partner, and fellow New Orleans jazz legend, Alvin Batiste. ...
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Source: Scott Menhinick, Improvised Communications

Awards

Chevalier des Arts et Lettres, French government (1985)
Offbeat's Lifetime Achievement Award for Music Education (2006)
Lifetime Achievement Honoree, Vision Festival XIII (2008)
  • A Night In November - Live in New Orleans

    Valid Records
    2014
    BUY
  • Trio and Duo in New Orleans

    NoBusiness Records
    2014
    BUY
  • Live In New Orleans

    Engine Studios
    2013
    BUY
  • Trio And Duo In New Orleans

    Engine Studios
    2013
    BUY
  • A Night In November - Live in New Orleans

    Valid Records
    2013
    BUY
  • On Fire, Vol. 2

    Engine Studios
    2012
    BUY
  • On Fire

    Engine
    2012
    BUY
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