Genres:Folk, New Age, Easy Listening, Funk, Gospel/Religious, Reggae/Dub, Classical - Modern/Avant-Garde, Jazz - Latin , Jazz - Free/Avant-Garde, Pop - Adult Contemporary, Specialty - Soundtrack Alternatives, Production - Rock, Rock - Roots Rock, Production - Rock, World - Tribal, World - Spanish, World - Other, World - Middle Eastern, World - Island, World - Indian, World - Ethnic Electronica, World - Celtic, World - African , Latin - Tropical, Latin - Son, Latin - Salsa, Latin - Rock, Latin - Jazz, Latin - Brazilian - Samba, Latin - Brazilian - Bossa Nova, RnB - Classic/Soul
Derrik Jordan is an award-winning composer and singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, recording artist and producer. He composes in many diverse styles but has a special interest in world fusion music. He plays many instruments including 5 string electric violin, percussion, guitar and keyboards.
Beginning his musical journey as a singer-songwriter inspired by The Beatles and Jimi Hendrix, he has sung national jingles in NYC and still performs in many bands. He studied composition and improvisation at Bennington College where he worked with Henry Brant and master drummer Milford Graves, who introduced him to the music of Africa, Brazil, The Middle East and Asia.
He enjoys writing for symphony orchestra as much as he does for small groups of unusual instrumentalists and works with a wide variety of accomplished musicians from all over the world. He has made musical trips to Senegal, Ghana, Brazil and Trinidad to further develop his craft.
His music has been featured on The Discovery Channel, Brazil MTV, Travel, Biography, Anthony Bourdain, VH1 and PBS and many more.