Double bassist Jordan Morton is a recent San Diego transplant hailing from New York City. Equally comfortable in the concert hall and the underground venue, her track record includes performances on SNL and the Late Show, an NPR Tiny Desk Concert, chamber and folk festivals across the continent, experimental theater projects, session work, an on-going solo project for which she released a debut album in 2014, and a duo project with Canadian drummer Kai Basanta. She is a regular member of the chamber-klezmer-classical group Ljova and the Kontraband.
Jordan studied at the Ithaca College School of Music (NY), the Conservatorium van Amsterdam (NL) and the International Rabbath Institute Paris (FR) with the support of the Harriet Hale Woolley Scholarship (2012-13). She taught double bass at Cornell University from 2013-2015, and has been a guest lecturer and teacher at high schools, summer music programs and double bass institutes. In June 2015 she presented her solo project at the International Society of Bassists Convention in Fort Collins, Colorado. She is currently pursuing a master's degree at UC San Diego (CA), focusing on the secret and scintillating abilities of the double bass, and the intersection of the familiar and the avant-garde.