Jordan McLean profile

Composer, trumpeter, bandleader, producer, educator, Minister of Paranoia

Profile

EDUCATION

B.F.A., Classical Composition, Summa Cum Laude, State University of New York (SUNY) Purchase, 2006 Artist Diploma, Jazz Trumpet Performance, Mannes College of Music, 1995 Julliard School, Orchestration, 2002 Manhattan School Of Music, Pre-college Division, 1991-92

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2014-present   Trumpeter. Atomic Bomb

2014                Trumpeter. Charles Bradley, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Panama City

2013                Trumpeter. Iron and Wine, US, Europe

2011-2013       Music Director, bandleader. Ai Fiore/Alatmarea Restaurant Group, New York,      NY

2011-present   Trumpeter. FELA! World Tour, US, Europe

2010-present   Co-founder, producer. System Dialing Records, Kerhonkson, NY

2010-2013       Adjunct Professor of Composition. New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music, New York, NY

2008-present   Composer In Residence. Living Arts Apprenticeship Program (LAAP), Kerhonkson, NY

2008-2010       Associate Music Director, trumpeter, composer, co-arranger. FELA! On Broadway, New York, NY, National Theatre, London, England                             

2007-Present   Trumpeter. Sway Machinery, Brooklyn, NY

2006-2008       Trumpeter, composer, arranger, copyist. FELA! Off Broadway, New York, NY

Adjunct Professor of Musicology. SUNY Purchase

2001-present   Freelance trumpeter, arranger. The Alabama Shakes, Trey Anastasio, Azelia Banks, Beyonce, Charles Bradley, David Byrne, Dr. Dog, Marika Hughes, Barry Gibb, Griz, Wycliff Jean, Sharon Jones, Valerie June, Angelique Kidjo, The Complete Last Waltz, Medeski Martin and Wood, Music of William Onyeabor, My Morning Jacket, Pretty Lights, Public Enemy, The Roots, Santigold, Patti Smith, Paul Simon, St. Vincent, Rod Stewart, The Sway Machinery, TV on the Radio, Santigold

1999-present   Founder, trumpeter, arranger, producer. Piano Music & Song Trio, New York,  NY

1998-present   Co-founder, multi-instrumentalist, producer. DROID, New York, NY

1998-present   Trumpeter, composer, charter member. Antibalas, Brooklyn, NY.

1996-2006       Founder, composer, arranger, bandleader, trumpeter. Fire of Space, Brooklyn NY

1996-2013       Teaching Artist, Program Coordinator, Mentor. Learning Through an Expanded Arts Program (LEAP),  

New York, NY

1995                Clerk. Coliseum Books, New York, NY

1992-1994       Baker, delivery truck driver. The Bread Shop, New York, NY

 

SELECTED DISCOGRAPHY (trumpeter except where noted)

2015     New Vocabulary “New Vocabulary” System Dialing (Producer, trumpet)

2014    Jeremiah Lockwood “Lockwood” System Dialing (Producer)

Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings “Give The People What They Want” Daptone

Elvis Costello and the Roots “Walk Us Uptown” (Antibalas Remix) Blue Note

Azelia Banks “Broke With Expensive Taste” Interscope

2013    Droid “The Latest in Roman Fashion” System Dialing

Piano Music & Song Trio “Despite and Still” System Dialing (Producer, trumpet)

Dr. Dog “B-Room” Anti 

2012    Antibalas “Antibalas” Daptone

David Byrne and St. Vincent “Love This Giant” 4AD / Todo Mundo

2011    The Sway Machinery “The House Of Friendly Ghosts, Vol. 1” JDub

Butterfly Starpower “You’re Not Supposed To Do That” System Dialing (Producer)

Antibalas “Rat Race EP” Exactamundo

2010    Jordan McLean “World Gone Mad” System Dialing (Producer, trumpet)

FELA! “Original Broadway Cast Recording” (Grammy-nominated) Knitting Factory         (Vocal arranger, trumpet)

Angelique Kidjo “Oyo” Razor and Tie (Grammy-nominated)

2009    The Sway Machinery “Hidden Melodies Revealed” JDub

Daptone Gold (compilation) Daptone

2008    The Sway Machinery “The Sway Machinery” JDub

Piano Music & Song Trio “PMT” Agni (Producer, trumpet)

2007    Antibalas “Security” ANTI-

2006    DJ Logic “The Zen of Logic” Ropeadope

Fire of Space “Handbasket” 482 Music

2005    Antibalas “Government Magic” Afrosound

2004    Antibalas “Who Is This America?Ropeadope

2002    Medeski Martin & Wood “The Uninvisible” Blue Note

Antibalas “Tour EP” Afrosound

            Antibalas with Taj Mahal, Baaba Maal “Red Hot + RiotMCA

            No Surrender “Earthquake Ocean” Surrender Sound 

2001    Whitefield Brothers “In the Raw” Desco/Soul Fire

2000    Antibalas “NESTA” EP Afrosound

1999    Lee Fields “Let’s Get a Groove On” Desco

SELECTED FESTIVAL PERFORMANCES

2015    Adelaide International Arts Festival, Adelaide, Australia

Auckland International Arts Festival, Auckland, New Zealand

Ottowa Blues Festival

Nuit d’ Afrique, Montreal

 

2014    Primavera Sound Festival. Barcelona

Atomic Bomb (Who Is William Onyeabor), BAM, Brooklyn, NY

Tribute to Paul Simon, Carnegie Hall, New York, NY

Wellington International Arts Festival, Wellington, New Zealand

Adelaide International Arts Festival, Adelaide, Australia

Perth International Arts Festival, Perth, Australia

Golden Plains Festival, Meredith, Australia

2013    Jazz A La Villette. Paris, France

WOMAD Festival, New Plymouth, New Zealand

WOMAD Festival, Adelaide, Australia

Perth International Arts Festival, Perth, Australia

2012    Festival Jazz Onze+, Lausanne, Switzerland

Festival des Libertés. Brussels, Belgium

Austin City Limits Festival. Austin, TX

South by Southwest, Austin, TX

Festival Abril Pro Rock, Recife, Brazil

2011    Montreal Jazz Festival, Montreal, Canada

Krakow Festival of Jewish Culture, Krakow, Poland

JVC Jazz Festival “Questlove’s Afro-Picks,” Paris, France

Trans Atlantic Festival, Miami, FL

South by Southwest, Austin, TX

2010    South by Southwest, Austin, TX

Festival Au Desert, Timbuktu, Mali

2009    Barbican Centre. London, England

Tibet House Benefit. Carnegie Hall, New York, NY

South by Southwest, Austin, TX

2008    WOMAD Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, Canary Islands

South by Southwest, Austin, TX

2007    WOMAD Festival, Reading, England

Coachella Festival. Coachella, CA

South by Southwest, Austin, TX

2006    MuseumsInselfestival: Heimatklange, Berlin, Germany

2005    Festival Jazz Onze+, Lausanne, Switzerland

Celebrate Brooklyn. Prospect Park Bandshell, Brooklyn, NY

2004    Banlieu Bleues Festival. Stains, France.

2003    WOMEX World Music Expo, Sevilla, Spain

Bonnaroo Festival, Manchester, TN

2002    Bumbershoot Festival, Seattle, WA

Newport Jazz Festival, Newport, RI

Montreux Jazz Festival, Montreux, Switzerland

Istanbul Jazz Festival, Istanbul, Turkey

Quart Festival. Kristiansand, Norway

duMaurier International Jazz Festival. Vancouver, Canada

2001    Africa Roots and Shoots Festival. Barbican Centre. London, England

1998    Festival Belmont. Isla Margarita, Venezuela

1997    Roskilde Festival, Roskilde, Denmark

Park Pop. Rotterdam, Netherlands

  

FILM AND TELEVISION PERFORMANCES

2014    “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.” (with Barry Gibb)

2013    “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (with Antibalas, Iron and Wine) ABC

“Conan” (with Iron and Wine) TBS

2012    “Sleepwalk With Me” (featured musical selection, Handbasket) Feature Film

“Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.” (with Antibalas, Rod Stewart) NBC

“Jimmy Kimmel Live.” (with Alabama Shakes) ABC

“The Comedy Awards” (with The Roots) Comedy Central

2011    “The Comedy Awards” (with The Roots) Comedy Central

“VH1 Divas” (with House Band, feat. The Roots) VH1

2009    “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.” (with Paul Simon) NBC 

AWARDS AND COMMISSIONS

2014    Siren Baroque “Pangram/I Am A Strange Loop”

            Bronxville Public Library “Bronze in the Digital Age” (multi-media dance composition)

2011    FELA! “Original Broadway Cast Recording” (Grammy-nominated)

ASCAP Plus Award

2010    FELA! “Best Musical” (TONY-nominated)

Till By Turning “My Heart Is Soaring”

ASCAP Plus Award

2009    FELA! “Best Musical” Lucille Lortel Award

ASCAP Plus Award

2008    Cadillac Moon Ensemble “The Eye Is Closing On The Days Of Driving”

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

1996-present   American Society of Composers and Publishers

2008-present   Associated Musicians of New York, Local 802 AFM

 

 

 

 

Jordan McLean recorded output

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Jordan McLean

World Gone Mad

World Gone Mad is a ten year evolution of musical language, a synthesis of trumpets and electronic processors, of composition and improvisation. (more…)


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Inside The Hadron Collider
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For All Mankind
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For All Mankind

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Astro-Chemical Radiation I
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Astro-Chemical Radiation I

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The Minister Of Paranioa
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The Minister Of Paranioa

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Gaius Baltar
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Gaius Baltar

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One Inch Wide Two Miles High
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Lessons Of Darkness
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Lessons Of Darkness

Jordan McLean

UnComplete Works

“My preference, and my endeavor, has always been to write a music which would be understandable to the great majority of listeners and at the same time sufficiently free of banality to interest the connoisseurs.”

– Arthur Honegger


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  • Interview with Jordan McLean

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Interview with Jordan McLean

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