Jeremy Ajani Jordan, piano

Hometown: Chicago, IL

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Learn more about Jeremy’s efforts to help the victims of the Flint Water Crisis through “For Flint”.

Meet Jeremy

Pianist Jeremy Jordan originally appeared on From the Top Show 83 in Norton, MA at the age of 14. He was also featured on the first season of From the Top Live at Carnegie Hall on PBS. Jeremy returns to From the Top in 2020 to talk about his career in “Where are They Now? episode HL-30.

Critically acclaimed, “a clear technical virtuoso”, “a rare talent”, and “a true Wunderkind,” Chicago born Jeremy Jordan burst onto the music scene at age 9 playing Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in a live televised performance. Jordan was born into a musical family where his mother and father were his first instructors. They ensured that his burgeoning talent was nurtured by providing a strong foundation in classical training and also encouraged his study of improvised music and composition. Jordan went on to appear on the acclaimed radio program From The Top and From The Top: Live from Carnegie Hall performing Liszt. Since then Jordan has made his solo Carnegie Hall debut performing Chopin, Liszt, Schubert, and Wagner.

After winning the 2006 Steinway Concerto Competition playing the Prokofiev Piano Concerto No. 1, Jordan delivered acclaimed performances with the Ars Viva Symphony Orchestra and concerto performances and recordings with the Chicago Sinfonietta and the Czech National Symphony Orchestra. Following studies at The Juilliard School, Jordan received undergraduate and graduate degrees on the Van Cliburn and Irene Diamond scholarships. Acclaimed for his virtuosic deliveries of his Liszt/Horowitz, Wagner, and Saint-Saens transcriptions, Jordan has also performed to thunderous applause in appearances at the United Nations Arts Council, the American Liszt Society, Concertgebouw, Tokyo Opera City, Prague’s Rudolfinum, and Chicago’s Ravinia Festival. He has appeared as a chamber musician in tours throughout North America, Europe, and Japan.

Jordan continues to compose solo piano music, chamber music, orchestral music, and electronic music. His compositions have debuted on National Public Radio and have received world premieres at Seattle’s Emerald City Music Festival, New York’s National Sawdust, and Ireland’s Sounds From a Safe Harbour. His most recent album ‘For Flint’ featured several original jazz compositions and raised money to purchase clean water for families affected by the Flint Water Crisis.

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Listen to Jeremy

Highlight Show 30: Where Are They Now?
“For Flint” by Jeremy Ajani Jordan

Show 83, Norton, MA
Jeremy Takes a Memorization Test

Show 83, Norton, MA
Mephisto Trio performs Jeremy Jordan's Nocturne in B minor for Piano, Oboe and Bassoon