A Zoom Hang with Neal Wilkinson featuring the legendary Steve Jordan
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About the Event
Steve Jordan has helped expand the vocabulary of modern music, not only as a drummer, but also as a composer, multi-instrumentalist and producer,” hailed Timothy White, the one-time editor for Billboard and Rolling Stone. Throughout his remarkable career, Jordan has recorded with the Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, Eric Clapton, Neil Young, Bob Dylan, Steve Wonder, B.B. King, Sonny Rollins, Sheryl Crow, Beyoncé, Alicia Keys, Aretha Franklin, Bootsy Collins, Bruno Mars, Mark Ronson, The Pretenders, Stevie Nicks, Norah Jones, James Taylor, Diana Krall, Sting, Billy Joel, Don Henley, Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea. He’s Chuck Berry’s drummer in the film Hail! Hail! Rock ‘n’ Roll, as well as a member of the original Saturday Night Live Band, and a founding member of the World's Most Dangerous Band for Late Night with David Letterman.
As a multiple Grammy award-winning producer and Emmy-winning musical director, Jordan has made albums for Keith Richards and the X-Pensive Winos, John Mayer - which includes winning Pop Vocal Album of the Year for Continuum - John Mayer Trio, Robert Cray, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Los Lonely Boys, John Scofield, Buddy Guy, Booker T. & the MG's, Solomon Burke, Boz Scaggs, Hubert Sumlin, Tom Jones, Patty Scialfa and Beyoncé. His most satisfying work is the collaboration with Meegan Voss and their band, The Verbs.
He received an Emmy for his musical direction in Movies Rock in addition to doing Fashion Rocks, several Kennedy Center Honors, the 2004 Democratic Convention, and has worked as musical director/producer on films including Lightening in a Bottle, Cadillac Records, and has consulted on Standing in the Shadows of Motown. Jordan is currently producing Solid Soul, a documentary on musical legacy of record producer Willie Mitchell.
Steve and Meegan Voss are the founders of the independent recording company, Jay-Vee Records, home to the Grammy nominated album, Robert Cray & Hi Rhythm and The Verbs. Upcoming Jay-Vee albums include Tony Joe White's The Best of Times, Mix Master Mike & Steve Jordan Beat Odyssey 2020 (new single “The Gospel” is out now), and The Verbs' new LP Garage Sale, featuring two strong singles at radio, “Simple Kinda Girl” and “Pleaser.” Steve and Meegan are also the Directors of Special Events and Development at The Jazz Foundation of America. and an advisor to the Little Kids Rock Foundation in New York.
In recent years, Steve has produced Keith Richards' album Crosseyed Heart, John Mayer’s The Search for Everything, Bettye LaVette’s acclaimed interpretation of Dylan’s work, Things Have Changed, Josh Groban’s hit “River” from his #1 album, Bridges, Sheryl Crow’s final album, Threads and the single “Woman in the White House,” Robert Cray’s latest That’s What I Heard, and Bettye LaVette’s new album Blackbirds.
Additional production credits include Rod Stewart’s Soulbook, John Mayer’s Battle Studies, The Verbs' Trip and Cover Story, Boz Scaggs’ Memphis and Fool to Care, Robert Cray’s In My Soul and his live project, 4 Nights of 40 Years Live. Jordan was musical director for the 61st, 62nd, 64th, 66th, 67th and 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, as well as musical director for the 2010 FIFA World Cup and The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research Annual Gala, in addition to touring with Eric Clapton and John Mayer.
Do not miss this rare opportunity to interact with one of the most influential drummers of all time.