We salute the Tricentennial of New Orleans!
Our 2018 Artists-In-Residence:
2018 Louis Armstrong Jazz Pioneer Award Honoree
Sir Edward “Kidd” Jordan
Internationally acclaimed, saxophonist, legend, Sir Edward “Kidd” Jordan is one of the true master improvisers who still performs at age 82. Born May 5, 1935 in Crowley, Louisiana, according to Indie Jazz, Jordan is, “probably, the single most under documented jazz musician of his generation, though…one of the busiest in the world.” A multi-reedist, he plays the baritone, soprano, C-melody and sopranino saxophones, as well as the contrabass and bass clarinet. For more than fifty years he has shared his gifts and passion for music. An educator, after thirty-four years, in 2006 Jordan retired as the chairman of the jazz studies program at Southern University in New Orleans (SUNO). Notably, he continues to serve as the artistic director of the Louis “Satchmo” Armstrong Summer Jazz Camp since its 1995 inception. Read More