Iordache was born in 1967 in Bucharest, Romania, and began playing saxophone in 1990. His first influences were Charlie Parker, Lee Konitz and Ornette Coleman.
In the early 90's he played with Harry Tavitian's Blues Community.
Between '96 and '99 he played with pianist Lucian Ban's Jazz Unit, then with bassist Vlaicu Golcea's Rebop Factory. In '99 he was asked to play alto with Orient Express, a 9-piece band led by pianist Harry Tavitian and recorded the album Axis Mundi.
After discovering Sun Ra and reading his biography by John Szwed, he started a band called Outer Space Seven, a septet dedicated to Sun Ra's music. After two concerts, it had turned into Outer Space Five, for obvious reasons.
Around 2001 after an event which changed some of his ideas about life he started writing his own music. At first it was performed alongside the Sun Ra material by the Outer Space Five (with Sorin Romanescu on guitar, Vlaicu Golcea on bass... and various drummers). Then as the new tunes were replacing the old playlist he changed the band name to Iordache and met Tom Smith, an outstanding trombone player and big band director who had come to Bucharest as a Fullbright scholar to create and rehearse a big band within the Academy of Music. Later he invited Mr. Smith to join his band for club gigs and jazz festivals.
His first two official albums - Friday - featuring Tom Smith and Dissipatin' have been released by A&A Records. The subsequent three albums, One Life Left, Garden Beast and Two Hours In June - featuring baritone saxophone great Alex Harding - have been released by his own label, Fiver House Records. He describes his music as free funk, where compositions and improvisations are governed by the rules of chance.