Learn How

Help improve All About Jazz

Support All About Jazz All About Jazz needs your help and we have a deal. For $20, we'll hide those pesky Google ads and present exclusive content for a full year!

Marlon Jordan

Marlon Jordan - trumpet

Marlon Jordan, the youngest of seven children of musician-educator Edward Jordan and Edvidge Jordan, a classical pianist. “I started out playing saxophone, violin and drums,” says Marlon, “but the trumpet was the instrument that stuck with me.” Marlon recalls his father literally taking him on the bandstand “even before I really knew how to play. He'd introduce me to all the musicians, and they'd call me up on the stand. They'd say, 'Come on. That's Kidd's son. Let him play.”

As he continued his musical studies he had the day to day inspiration of Wynton Marsalis, Terence Blanchard, and many others to draw on. The young musicians often hung out at the Jordan household where they would practice music with Kent Jordan and take lessons from Edward Jordan. Marlon graduated from the famed NOCCA (New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts).

Read more
CD/LP/Track Review
Read more articles

4 Photos

Discography

Videos

Similar

Roy Hargrove Roy Hargrove
trumpet
Wynton Marsalis Wynton Marsalis
trumpet
Dexter Gordon Dexter Gordon
sax, tenor
Frank Morgan Frank Morgan
sax, alto
Abbey Lincoln Abbey Lincoln
vocalist
Branford Marsalis Branford Marsalis
saxophone
Joey DeFrancesco Joey DeFrancesco
organ, Hammond B3
Woody Shaw Woody Shaw
trumpet
Bobby Watson Bobby Watson
sax, alto
Jimmy Cobb Jimmy Cobb
drums
Donald Harrison Donald Harrison
sax, alto

Premium Profiles

Hilde Hefte Hilde Hefte
vocalist
Danny Freyer Danny Freyer
vocalist
Norman David Norman David
sax, soprano
Greg Poppleton Greg Poppleton
vocalist
Erin Dickins Erin Dickins
vocalist
Phil Allen Phil Allen
trombone
Ferit Odman Ferit Odman
drums
David Longoria David Longoria
trumpet
Harrison Goldberg Harrison Goldberg
saxophone
Mike DiRubbo Mike DiRubbo
sax, alto
Miss French Miss French
vocalist
LJ Folk LJ Folk
vocalist
Jack DeSalvo Jack DeSalvo
guitar

Get Jazz Near You via email!

Enjoy the convenience of receiving a comprehensive listing of jazz events in your area every Thursday. It's free!