Jordan McLean Jordan McLean

Jordan McLean [Founding Partner]--composer, bandleader, trumpeter and educator--has impacted the professional music world over the last fifteen years, having performed, recorded and collaborated with a multitude of musicians, ensembles and performance organizations around the world. His dynamic career stretches from the esoteric and rarified to the mainstream and popular.

Based in NYC, Jordan is a charter member and lead trumpeter of the world-renowned group Antibalas, and is currently the associate musical director and contributing composer/arranger for TONY-winning choreographer Bill T. Jonesí Broadway production of FELA! His work with Antibalas has also led to successful collaborations with such acclaimed acts as TV on the Radio, Medeski Martin and Wood, the Roots, Public Enemy, Paul Simon and Angelique Kidjo (having guestappeared on her 2007 Grammy-winning album, Djin Djin) and appearances on Saturday Night Live and The Late Show. He has brought his unique performance style to stages throughout the US and twenty countries, including such esteemed festivals as Istanbul and Montreax Jazz, Bonnaroo, Coachella, WOMAD and many others.

Jordan has served as associate conductor for the Grammy-winning ensemble, Orchestra of Our Time, and is an active member of the composerís consortium, Vox Novus, to which he has contributed multiple works. As a bandleader, Jordan has released two albums with his nine-piece group, Fire Of Space, as well as his first with his working band, Piano Music & Song Trio. He is co-founder of the innovative electro-acoustic group DROID. As an educator, Jordan has been an adjunct professor of musicology at his alma mater, SUNY Purchase (from where he graduated summa cum laude in composition) and has over a decade of experience as a visiting artist in NYC public schools

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