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 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.

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