Rachel Jordan, Talented Strings for Jefferson Parish Schools,
A member of the Rver Oaks Chamber Orchestra in Houston, Texas,
A member of the James Carter Quartet at Loyola University in New Orleans has served as professor of violin at Jackson State University, Adjunct faculty at Xavier University, Southern University, and Dillard University in New Orleans.
Ms. Jordan was also a member of the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra in New Oleans for 12 years.
Ms. Jordan received both her Bachelor of Music,
her Master of Music from the Peabody Conservatory of the
Johns Hopkins university in Baltimore, Maryland where she studied with Berl Senofsky.
Rachel has performed with her siblings for Jazz at Lincoln Center Higher Ground Hurricane Relief benefit concert, as well as numerous concerts throughout the United States. Ms. Jordan also performs on and is the executive producer of the Marlon Jordan featuring
Stephanie Jordan cd titled “You Don’t Know What Love Is.” In addition, Ms. Jordan co-manages J Group Consulting, a family music management entity.
Rachel has been a featured performer in numerous solo recitals, most notable the Kennedy Center, the Mozart Festival in Salzburg, Austria, the Music Center of Houston, the Mozart Festival in Washington, D.C. Ms Jordan performed, “The Lark Ascending” with Jackson State University Orchestra for the Congressional Black Caucus inaugural ceremony of
President Barack Obama.
While at Dillard University, Rachel Jordan started the Jesse Dent recital series, which features African American musicians performing classical music. She also produced the annual "An Afternoon of Classical Music" chamber music series sponsored by the New Orleans chapter of the Links and a fully staged jazz concert entitled “Stephanie with Strings.”
Ms. Jordan is also the founding director and artistic director of the Music Alive Ensemble, a classical and jazz ensemble of musicians, composers, and arrangers.
Rachel is the fifth performer from a family of new orleans bred musicians. She is the daughter of saxophonist Edward “Kidd” Jordan. Siblings include flutist Kent, trumpeter Marlon, and vocalist Stephanie Jordan.
MUSIC ALIVE ENSEMBLE
Music Alive Ensemble is a blend of outstanding musicians, composers, arrangers and educators who believe that music as art conveys the breadth, passion and intellect of society. MAE provides concerts, artist demonstrations and teaching workshops featuring classical and jazz collaborations.