TALKING THROUGH PICTURES

Marc Jordan,
The Unruffled Sea of Joy

What is the nature of creativity? Is creativity an attribute, or is it a state of being? What ist the impetus for creative risk and exploration? Is it a problem solving or aesthetic expression?  And can a hindrance eventually become the unique signature of one’s creativity? Perhaps being forced to express oneself in a certain way rather than choosing to do so is, in the end, the thing that metamorphoses creativity into artistry.

Marc was born in Brooklyn NY the son of singer Charles Jordan and grew up in Toronto Canada. In 1978 Marc was signed to Warner Music in Burbank California by Steely Dan Producer Gary Katz and signed as a staff writer for Irving Almo pub. , Geffen Pub. and Warner Chappell Music in Hollywood. Jordan spent 16 years in LA writing song for and with Diana Ross, Chicago, Kansas, Manhattan Transfer, Kenny Loggins, Amanda Marshal, Amy Sky, Bette Midler, Natalie Cole, Roch Voisin,

Canadian Tenors, Shawn Colvin, Olivia Newton-John, Joe Cocker, Bonnie Raitt, Josh Groban, Cher and Rod Stewart including the worldwide #1 hit Rhythm Of My Heart. Jordan has won numerous ASCAP, Juno, Socan and Smooth Jazz awards over the years. His songs have been on 35 million CD’s and he has recorded 14 CD’s of his own material on various labels including Warner Bros., Atlantic. RCA, and Blue Note. Jordan has numerous film credits and is the chair of the song writing dept at Norman Jewison’s Canadian Film Center. Marc starred himself opposite Olivia Newton-John in the film SCORE A HOCKEY MUSICAL which opened the Toronto Film Festival. Jordan is currently writing with Rod Stewart for Rods upcoming CD  and is on the advisory board of Humber College. At the request of his estate, Marc has been writing songs using unpublished works of Oscar Peterson and hopes to be finished the new works this year..Marc continues to tour himself and with the writers group Lunch At Allens.