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Jordan Young

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. In Ann Arbor, he was consistently sought out to perform with local groups with styles ranging from jazz to pop to avant-garde. Simultaneously, he was hanging at more jam sessions in the Metro-Detroit Area, which led to gigs with Detroit jazz legends Donald Walden, Marcus Belgrave, Teddy Harris, Jr., James Carter, and Rodney Whitaker. Meanwhile, at the University of Michigan, Jordan was taken under the wing of world-renowned drummer and composer, Gerald W. Cleaver. Studying with Gerald, Jordan really began to dig deep into world of jazz drumming, absorbing himself in the music of master drummers like Art Blakey, Jimmy Cobb, and “Philly” Joe Jones. During the five years Jordan spent at Michigan he dedicated himself to this music: practicing, playing and gigging as much as humanly possible.

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Primary Instrument

Drums

Willing to teach

Beginner to advanced

Credentials/Background

Professional Drum Instructor B.F.A University of Michigan School of Music M.M. Manhattan School of Music Flexible rates and schedule LESSON DETAIL INFORMATION BELOW: Each clinic and lesson is designed for the specific needs of the student. An example of issues discussed are: ¥ Back to Basics (All Levels) ¥ Coordination and independence studies ¥ Ride Cymbal function, articulation and exercises ¥ Brush playing patterns and styles ¥ Playing Grooves ¥ Developing solo ideas ¥ Touch, feel, and sound ¥ And more... Please feel free to contact me with any questions

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Discography

Jazz Jukebox

Jazz Jukebox

Posi-Tone Records
2016

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Cymbal Melodies

Cymbal Melodies

Posi-Tone Records
2012

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The Jordan Young Group

The Jordan Young Group

Self Produced
2010

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Jordan Young Group

Jordan Young Group

Self Produced
2010

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