- Steve Jordan (musician)
Infobox Musical artist
Name = Steve Jordan
Landscape = Yes
Background = non_vocal_instrumentalist
Birth_name = Steve Jordan
New York City, New York United States
Instrument = Drums
Rock and Roll
Occupation = Musician
Years_active = 1978 – present
Virgin Records JVC Victor
Associated_acts = The Verbs
John Mayer Trio Keith Richards Saturday Night Live Band The Blues Brothers The Rolling Stones
Robert Cray Sheryl Crow Alicia Keys Sonny Rollins Bruce Springsteen James Taylor Neil Young Los Lonely Boys
The World's Most Dangerous Band
URL = [http://www.stevejordan.net/ www.stevejordan.net]
Notable_instruments = Signature Yamaha Steve Jordan Snare
Signature Yamaha Steve Jordan Cocktail Kit
Steve Jordan is an American multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and music producer from
New York City. He is a graduate of the Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Artsand has been a session musician for a wide range of artists. He released an instructional program for drummers called "The Groove is Here".
Jordan was a teenager when first joined
Stevie Wonder's band. Later, he played drums for the Saturday Night Liveband during the 1970s. When John Belushiand Dan Aykroydtoured as The Blues Brothersin the early 1980s, Jordan was their drummer; however, he did not appear in the movie of the same name. He was also the first drummer (before Anton Fig) in the Paul Shaffer-led "World's Most Dangerous Band", the live studio band for the " Late Night with David Letterman" show on NBC[Varga, George. "Older, happier and presumably wiser, Eric Clapton makes a rare appearance in San Diego". "San Diego Union-Tribune". March 15, 2007. Available online at: http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/features/20070315-9999-lz1w15eric.html ] .
Jordan, along with fellow Shaffer alumnus
Anton Fig, appeared on the Rolling Stones' 1986 release "Dirty Work" when Charlie Watts' participation was stilled due to his substance abuse problems in the mid-80's. In the wake of this work, Keith Richardshired Jordan to play on Aretha Franklin's cover of " Jumpin' Jack Flash" for a film of the same name.
According to Richards, Jordan pleaded on the plane ride home from Aretha's recording session in
Detroitto be included in the upcoming documentary by Taylor Hackford" Hail! Hail! Rock 'n' Roll", a tribute to Chuck Berry. Richards had been hoping to include Charlie Wattsin the project, but when this proved unfeasible, Jordan was hired and he appeared in many scenes with Berry and Richards [Keith Richards – Interview". Rolling Stone (magazine) October 6, 1988] . The success of this project led to Jordan's appearances with "Keith Richards and the X-Pensive Winos", a band that toured and recorded with Richards in 1988 and 1992 for " Talk is Cheap" and " Main Offender", respectively. In fact, Jordan co-produced each record and is credited with songwriting along with Richards. One of these collaborations made it onto the Billboard Hot 100via the Rolling Stones " Steel Wheels" album version in 1989: "Almost Hear You Sigh" peaked at number 50 (U.S.) and 31 (U.K.) in December of that year.
Back stage at the March 12, 2007
Rock & Roll Hall of Fameceremony, Richards said Jordan and other band members where calling him up to reunite for a new album and tour. "The guys are calling me up," Richards said, "I have a feeling something might be bubbling. " ["You Tube". "Keith Richards backstage Rock & Roll Hall of Fame ceremony". Added March 13, 2007 by WDST1001. Available online at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xPYVUtQstEE] .
John Mayer Trio
Jordan is a member of the
John Mayer Trio, a power-rock blues group that consists of bassist Pino Palladinoand guitarist-singer John Mayer. The group was formed in 2005 by Mayer as a deviation from his pop-acoustic career. The trio, for which Jordan plays the drums, released the record " Try!" on November 22, 2005. The eleven-track live album includes cover songs, such as Jimi Hendrix's "Wait Until Tomorrow" and "I Got A Woman" by Ray Charles, two songs from Mayer's release " Heavier Things", as well as new songs written by Mayer.
In addition, Jordan, Mayer, and Palladino wrote three songs on the album: "Good Love Is On The Way," "Vultures," and "Try." Jordan and Mayer also produced the album under the
Jordan would later collaborate with Mayer and
Charlie Hunterby writing "In Repair," the eleventh track from Mayer's 2006 album " Continuum".
He has recorded with such artists as
Don Henley, John Mellencamp, Bob Dylan, Sonny Rollins, BB King, Stevie Nicks, Sheryl Crow, Neil Young, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, and many more. He is featured on James Taylor's 1998 DVD-- "James Taylor Live At The Beacon Theatre". He has evolved into a Grammy Awardwinning producer with Robert Cray's album "Take Your Shoes Off" and the nominated "Bring 'Em In" by Buddy Guy. While he has played on countless records, from Alicia Keys" If I Ain't Got You" to Bruce Springsteen's " Devils and Dust," he continues to produce with such works as the Grammy Award winning John Mayeralbum " Continuum", John Scofield's "That's What I Say", " Possibilities" by Herbie Hancock, "23rd St. Lullaby" - Patti Scialfa.
In 2006, Steve Jordan joined
Eric Clapton's hand-picked touring band for Clapton's "European Tour 2006", which included seven sold out shows at the Royal Albert Hall. He will continue in Clapton's band as they tour North America in 2007.
In 2008, Jordan produced and played percussion on one track for
Los Lonely Boys' third album, "Forgiven", at East Side Stages in Austin, Texas. The album is set for a July release.
Steve Jordan formed a band with his wife,
Meegan Voss, and they have toured and recorded under the band name "The Verbs". The music has been described as "The perfect cocktail of girl group, Brit-pop, Country, Skaand Funk." ["CD Baby" (website) 2006 Jay-Vee, Inc. "And now...The Verbs". Available online at: http://cdbaby.com/cd/verbs ] Their album is called "And now...The Verbs" and they toured Japanin 2006.
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* [http://www.drummerworld.com/drummers/Steve_Jordan.html Steve Jordan's Biography] at Drummer's World (a public catalogue of professional international drummers).
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