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).
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