ABOUT

MATTHEW

MATTHEW’S BIO

There was never a time when Matthew Jordan didn’t want to play piano and sing.

Taking lessons by the age of six, writing songs by twelve, gigging professionally by sixteen, and by twenty-one, a graduate of USC’s prestigious Thornton School of Music.

With edgy rock piano grooves, radio-friendly hooks a la Gavin DeGraw, Sara Bareilles, & Ben Folds, and lyrics that evoke shades of Jason Mraz and Jackson Browne, Matthew’s songs appeal to all different generations of music lovers.

Some know him from his starring role in the timeless Five For Fighting music video, “100 Years”. Others remember his appearance on the Vanessa Carlton episode of MTV “Duets”. And many have heard his music on shows such as MTV’s “Made” and “True Life” or TLC’s “Candy Queen” and “What Not To Wear”.

With over 40,000 enthusiastic subscribers on YouTube, and thousands of followers on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, Jordan’s loyal fan base continues to grow on a daily basis.

In 2014, Matthew was welcomed into the Yamaha family as an officially endorsed artist. He has since been featured in promo videos for new Yamaha products, and is thrilled to represent the brand, playing his CP4 stage piano and Motif XF-6 at many gigs across the country.

Jordan regularly performs at jam-packed clubs and venues all over Southern California including Genghis Cohen, The Mint and The Hotel Cafe. When on the road, he frequents clubs like Uncommon Ground in Chicago and The Bitter End in NYC. Jordan’s most recent releases include his latest EP, Our Time, and the urban-pop single “Oxygen” featuring Grammy-winning rap artist Whitney Peyton.

Matthew is currently in the studio working on a brand-new release scheduled for sometime in 2016. Keep checking this website for updates on his latest projects!

MUSICAL DIRECTOR, PRODUCER & KEYBOARD PLAYER

In addition to his own music, Matthew Jordan frequently works with other artists and singers as a musical director, keyboard player, back-up vocalist and producer.

The long list of talented artists that MJ has worked with includes Sabrina Carpenter (Hollywood Records), Kaya Stewart (Warner Bros Records; daughter of Dave Stewart from the Eurythmics), Nina & Randa (YouTube sensations) and Jaq Mackenzie (American Idol).

Jordan has performed all over the country as well as internationally, from a video shoot on Disney’s Castaway Cay in the Bahamas, to a concert in front of 16,000 screaming fans at Molson Canadian Ampitheatre in Toronto. Most recently, he wrapped a 6 week long, 35-show national tour playing keys and singing back-up as part of indie pop-rock band Rooney (with front-man Robert Schwartzman). The band’s “Ultrasonic Summer Tour” sold out many venues in 26 states including Lincoln Hall in Chicago, Bowery Ballroom in NYC, Lee’s Palace in Toronto, The Independent in San Francisco and The Teragram Ballroom in Los Angeles just to name a few.

MJ’s list of TV & radio appearances includes iHeartRadio, The AV Club, KUTX Austin, “Fox and Friends”, YTV’s “Summer Beach Bash”, “Radio Disney’s Family Holiday”, and the 2015 Radio Disney Music Awards.

For photos and video of Matthew Jordan’s work with Rooney, Sabrina Carpenter and other artists, check out the “Gallery” and “Video” sections of this website.

Matthew is also available for production work. If you’d like to speak to him about a potential recording project, or are interested in his services as a musical director or keyboard player for your band or artist, please email mj@matthewjordan.com.

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Hey guys! Wanted to share this special live and totally unrehearsed performance of one of my favorite Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers songs, "The Waiting", filmed at The Viper Room on the Sunset Strip on 10/9/17.

This performance was a part of the weekly The Sunset Jam series, where local musicians get together and do unrehearsed versions of many amazing songs from every genre. Last night was a tribute to Tom Petty, filled with all of his greatest hits. Petty was an incredible artist, and I'm grateful to have gotten the chance to perform this amazing song at a special night in his honor.

Vocals: Matthew Jordan (me)
Guitar 1: Jimmy Burkard
Guitar 2: Aviv Hadari
Bass: Christopher Freeman
Drums: Stephen Mills
Keyboards: Brad Watson

Special thanks to Erik Himel & The Sunset Jam for inviting me to perform, and to Sasha Snow for filming this video :)
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