My name is Jordan Klemons, and after playing and studying in NYC with many of my musical heroes - John Scofield, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Peter Bernstein, Brad Shepik, Stefon Harris, Jean-Michel Pilc, Ari Hoenig, Alan Ferber, Mark Turner, and others - I started this website to share all of the amazing wisdom I learned from them. I wanted to create an online resource that would help you cut through the mess and confusion of the overwhelming amount of jazz guitar education that's available online by trying to help steer the conversation towards the center of what really makes something musical.
Knowing our theory, our scales, our arpeggios, our chord tones... all of these things are important and helpful. But let's be honest with ourselves. How many musicians do we all know that have spent 10+ years nailing down all of these topics and yet still struggle to PLAY MUSIC, and to do so in a natural and authentic way.
In order to help you as much I can, I've accumulated the wealth of knowledge I learned from my teachers, and that I picked up myself during my masters program and while touring and recording with multiple groups and performing all over the country (The Blue Note NYC, The Joshu Tree Music Festival, multiple sets at Bonnaroo, and other festivals and clubs all over the States), and I've compiled it all down into an organized method that you can learn more about and study along with through this website.
I have created several programs and resources for you to learn more about music and to de-mystify the art of melody, harmony, modern jazz, and improvisation and how to bridge the divide between all of the music theory and fancy technique, and actually making music.
Enjoy the resources on the website, and let me know if I can help support you and your music!