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Biography

Addison Jordan is a saxophonist, composer and educator from Dallas/Ft. Worth. He is a graduate of the prestigious programs of Booker T. Washington HSPVA and University of North Texas (UNT), where he received a bachelors degree in jazz studies. He is currently attending graduate school at Northern Illinois University, where he was awarded a graduate teaching position.
 
At Booker T. Washington, he was a member of Jazz Combo 1, R&B ensemble, and the MIDI ensemble. He received his 1st Downbeat Award, made the 2015 TMEA All-State Jazz Band and went on a national tour with the Thelonious Monk Peer-to-Peer group led by JB Dyas.
 
While at UNT, Addison had the privilege to play in the One O'clock Lab Band under the direction of Alan Baylock. In this band, he was involved in a tour around Texas, Pennsylvania and Ohio. Addison can be heard with the band on Lab 2019.
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Addison has played at world renowned venues and festivals such as The Meyerson Symphony Hall (Dallas), The Nash Jazz Club (Phoenix),  Scat Jazz Lounge (Ft. Worth), Denton Arts & Jazz Festival (Denton) and Tri-C Jazz Fest (Cleveland), to name a few.

As well as leading projects like, Addison Jordan & Friends, the Souris-Jordan Jazz Orchestra, and  Sound Sky Trio, Addison has also performed/toured with many artists including Bobby Broom, Charenee Wade, Kirk Whalum, Quincy Davis, Kenny Werner,  Ari Hoenig,  John Beasley, Brad Leali, Harry Connick Jr, Chris Watson, Mike Mitchell, and Bobby Sparks.