With a love of diverse sonic landscapes dating back to his early childhood, Jordan always knew music was something he wanted to pursue. He began taking guitar lessons at age ten under the tutelage of renowned jazz bassist and classical guitarist Ron Naspo, of Montclair, New Jersey, graduating to piano and bass after a couple more years. He studied classical technique and theory, with some forays into jazz, before relocating to Southern California in 2012. Here he studied under local legend John Bellis, of Simi Valley, California, with emphasis on blues and rock playing.
A never-ending desire to learn and a love of complex harmonies and rhythms led him to continue growing as a player throughout the years, becoming proficient in rock, blues, funk, soul, neo-soul, hip-hop, pop, country, progressive rock, jazz, and classical; playing both with a plectrum and in the traditional finger-style. He draws from all of those sources to create a unique voice encompassing a variety of techniques and color palettes.
Jordan is the guitar player of No Advisory, out of Simi Valley, California; and the guitar player and producer of Stone the Rich, out of Los Angeles. He is skilled in guitar, bass, piano, mandolin, ukulele, and harmonica, as well as western music theory and harmonic study, and in the trade of music production. His work can be found on streaming services everywhere, and on Instagram @_.blacksanta._