Biography

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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, University of North Texas (UNT), where he received a bachelors degree in jazz studies and Northern Illinois University, where he received a masters in jazz studies. Starting in 2021, Addison joined faculty as Visiting Assistant Professor of Music at Earlham College teaching the jazz ensemble, theory, and jazz history.
 
Addison strives to advance the legacy of heroes like Sonny Rollins, Andrew Hill, and Duke Ellington through contemporary conventions.
He has played at renowned venues and festivals around the USA 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), Fulton St. Collective (Chicago) 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 the One O'clock Lab Band, Bobby Broom, Charenee Wade, Quincy Davis, Kenny Werner,  Brad Leali, Chris Watson, Mike "Blaque Dynamite "Mitchell, and Bobby Sparks.