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Chris Jordan "The SaxDoctr" / Bio

Christopher Eugene Jordan better known as "The SaxDoctr" is an American Saxophonist, Recording Artist, songwriter and arranger of Pop, R&B, smooth jazz and Gospel. He was born in Lebanon, Tennessee, and currently lives in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. He has been a Musician since he was 7 years old. He has come from a long background of known Musicians Locally and globally in his family such as Jimmy Otey who was drummer for James Brown, Little Richard, Taj Mahal, Gladys Knight, Dionne Warrick. His cousin Louis Jordan also known as "The King Of The Jukebox" of Louis Jordan And The Tympani Five who was a pioneering American musician, songwriter and bandleader. And his cousin, Academy Award Winning and Grammy Award winning Recording Artist, Herbie Hancock (Songwriter, Composer, Piano). Meanwhile, Chris has signed on with the well known Gospel Group NYU TESTAMENT in August 2012. He has performed with such bands as "The Bo Thorpe Jazz Orchestra" now named "David Perrico Pop Evolution", "The Imperials", "Nick Nixon & Andy T Band", "Moe Denham", and "DeFord Bailey Jr". He has recorded with several Recording Artist such as, George Tidwell of the Elvis Presley Band, Chester Thompson of the Phil Collins group Genesis and the Frank Zappa Band. He was a member of the Grammy Award American All-Star Jazz Band, Nashville TN Chapter for 3 years on (Alto Sax). He has performed for the Dove Awards 2 times on (Tenor Sax). He has also performed at the Stellar Awards Concerts in Nashville TN. He has a band called "The Council", an all music genre playing band. He performs in and around the Middle Tennessee, Southern Kentucky, Mississippi, California, Louisiana areas. He has two nominations for Best New Artist of The Year and Best Group of The Year at the 2014 GMC (Gospel Music City) Awards along with NYU Testament. He was nominated in 2013 for The Crown Jewel Award at the USA GEM Awards along with NYU Testament. He was inducted in the Cambridge Who's Who of Executives and Professionals for 2007-2008. He was awarded a one year scholarship to Berklee School of Music in Boston Massachusetts 1996-1997 through NARAS (National Academy of Recording Arts And Sciences), The same organization who puts on The Grammy Awards every year. He was also awarded a high notoriety of being "One of the best saxophonist in Middle Tennessee" from the County mayors office of Rutherford County TN Board of Executives 1995. Before His career in Law Enforcement, Music was his day to day life. Now retiring in 2011 from his 14 year Law Enforcement career due to End Stage Kidney Disease with result of having to be put on dialysis in 2007, Chris has made a remarkable comeback to his musical heritage. He is well known around the Nashville Tennessee venues such as B.B. Kings Nashville, Bourbon Street Blues And Boogie and Sambuca Nashville to name a few. He is also very well respected by his peers of musicians. He gives back to his community by giving saxophone lessons to children who is truly interested in "The Art of Playing Music". His CD "The SaxDoctr Tender Melodies" was released in 2012. He is curently working on his next album for 2014.

General Info

Band Members
Chris Jordan "SaxDoctr" - Saxophone
Artist Name
Chris Jordan "The SaxDoctr"
Home Page
http://www.reverbnation.com/thesaxdoctr
Active Since
09/11
Genres
Instrumental / Pop / Top 40 / Classic Hits / Ballad / R&B / Old School / Smooth Jazz / Blues

Contact Info

Location
Murfreesboro, TN
Manager
Mary L. Jordan (615) 459-9059

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