Stephanie Jordan, whom critics have placed in the company of Diana Krall and Dianne Reeves, began to receive noted prominence following the national televised Jazz at Lincoln Center Higher Ground Hurricane Relief Benefit Concert for victims of Hurricane Katrina. “On that memorable night; none sang with greater authority or emotional resonance than Stephanie Jordan, who enthralled the packed house and a national PBS NPR audience of millions with an ascendant reading of “Here’s To Life.” Bill Milkowski of JazzTimes Magazine writes “Stephanie Jordan, a standout here, was the real discovery of the evening. Her haunting rendition of this bittersweet ode associated with Shirley Horn was delivered with uncanny poise and a depth of understated soul that mesmerized the crowd and registered to the back rows. Singing with a clarity of diction that recalled Nat “King” Cole . . .”
Stephanie has shared billings with Norman Connors, NaJee, Roy Ayres, Wes Anderson, and Howard Hewitt and has been featured with the Harlem Renaissance Orchestra during Jazzmobile’s “Great Jazz on the Great Hill” in Central Park, the Lionel Hampton Big Band Official Centennial Birthday Celebration and others.
In addition to these accolades, Jordan was awarded 1st prize in the “Billie Holliday Competition” in Baltimore, Maryland. In 1995 Stephanie Jordan performed the title soundtrack “Season's Start” in the Tribecca Film release of Café Society staring Lara Flynn Boyle and Peter Gallagher.
Jordan is the fifth performer to emerge from a family of New Orleans bred musicians. As the daughter of saxophonist Edward “Kidd” Jordan, Stephanie's musical roots run deep. Siblings include flutist Kent Jordan, trumpeter Marlon Jordan, and violinist Rachel Jordan.