“As you begin to realize that every different type of music, everybody’s individual music, has it’s own rhythm, life, language and heritage, you realize how life changes, and you learn how to be more open and adaptive to what is around us.”
- Yo-Yo Ma, International Performing Artist and Cellist
Bachelor of Music, Cello Performance
Classical and Hip Hop Cello
As a member of Last Gasp Collective and the Southwest Michigan Symphony Orchestra, Jordan merges songwriting, loop pedals, sample machines, cello, and vocals to create a sonic landscape of experimental hip-hop, folk, soul, and classical music. The Western Michigan University graduate aims to find new ways for the cello, a traditional instrument, to relate to a modern audience where it can be found playing the music of Bach, the Beatles, or Chance the Rapper.