Who Is Jordan Klemons?
I found a guitar in a trash bin when I was 10 years old and was hooked. Self taught for most of my life, I moved to NYC in 2013 to study and play with my jazz heroes - John Scofield, Peter Bernstein, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Brad Shepik, Mark Turner, Stefon Harris, Jean-Michel Pilc, Alan Ferber, and too many others to list... performing at the Blue Note, Zinc Bar, and other notable jazz venues and festivals around the country, playing alongside Roy Hargrove and Mark Whitfield at jam sessions, and even opening for The Wayne Krantz Trio.
I taught as an adjunct instructor in New York University's jazz department for several years and currently teach at Fordham University's program as well. However I spend most of my time teaching online, as my greatest desire today is to help those around the world who aren't able to walk away from their lives to move to NYC, by using this website as a bridge to connect them to the culture, depth, and clarity of the jazz education scene here.
Are you unhappy or frustrated with some element of your jazz guitar improvisation, comping, or solo playing?
Are you tired of feeling like you're wasting years memorizing everyone's etudes and riffs... crossing your fingers and hoping that in a decade or two all your music theory will suddenly shift into playing real music?
Are you ready to finally simplify this whole thing down to the fundamentals using the wisdom of our living legends and start playing the way you've always dreamed?