After growing up in Great Falls, MT, Jordan moved to Rochester, NY to study at the Eastman School of Music. While at Eastman, Jordan completed a Bachelors of Music in Violin Performance, a Bachelors of Music in Music Education, a Masters of Arts in Ethnomusicology, and also completed secondary studies in Vocal Performance and World Music. Jordan was fortunate to study violin with Prof. Lynn Blakeslee, voice with Dr. Louima Lilite and Professor Carol Webber, Ethnomusicology with Dr. Ellen Koskoff, and Balinese gamelan with I Nyoman Suadin.
While completing his Masters, Jordan worked as Eastman’s Artist Liaison and ran the World Music Concert Series in the Eastman Concert Office. In these capacities Jordan has worked with some amazing artists, including: Leila Josefowicz, Wu Man, Steven Isserlis, Garrick Ohlsson, Jeremy Denk, 8th Blackbird, the Chiara String Quartet, the Kopelman String Quartet, and Eternal Tango, to name a few.
In 2010, Jordan won Eastman’s New Venture Challenge for his invention: a chinrest for violin and viola that adjusts along every 3-dimensional axis. Jordan has made several prototypes of his chinrest and uses one on his violin right now. Currently, Jordan is finalizing some design details and plans to start manufacturing the chinrest in the near future. Updates on the project can be glimpsed at www.kreddle.com.
In his free time, Jordan enjoys photography (www.jhphotografix.com), taking advantage of Colorado’s great outdoors, and performing in Denver’s resident Balinese gamelan, Gamelan Tunas Mekar (www.tunasmekar.org).