Bio

July 11 2015 at 744 Restaurant

Barbara Jordan is a talented, versatile vocalist who sings in many musical genres. She has performed in Canada, the U.S. and internationally with leading jazz, pop and country/western bands.

Barbara was born in Montreal and began her musical career as a folk singer and then moved on to become a dynamic, multi-lingual vocalist with several leading disco, pop and country/western bands in and around the Montreal area.

A passionate performer, for the past 10 years Barbara has appeared at well-known jazz locales in Toronto such as The Rex,  C’est What,  744, ( formerly the Chicken Deli ) and the iconic Grossman’s Tavern singing New Orleans style jazz, 20’s 30’s traditional jazz and swing. She often appears as a guest vocalist with Dinny and the Allstars. She also appeared monthly at The Red Lantern in Toronto.

Barbara appeared in the 2017 Orillia, Ontario Jazz Festival and also the Sarasota  Florida 2017 Jazz Festival.

Barbara has performed with many well-known musicians in the Toronto area such as Tony Quarrington, Bob di Angelis, Danny McErlain,  Reg Schwager and Chris Robinson.

In the Sarasota, and St. Petersburg area, Barbara  has appeared with The Al Hixon Band,  The Swingtide Combo,  The Gulf Coast Dixieland Band, Billy Marcus and Don Mopsick.

Internationally, Barbara has appeared with Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks at Sofia’s Restaurant in New York City ,  the Palm Court Cafe in New Orleans, and also with Les Rois du Foxtrot at Le Petit Journal in Paris France. Barbara also sang at the Whitley Bay Jazz Festival in Newcastle England in 2010 as well as The Glacier Jazz Stampede in Kalispell Montana – October 2013 and recently as a guest vocalist with Jon Seiger and the AllStars at the Alexandria Bay Jazz Festival in Alexandria New York.

Barbara now leads her own Dixieland/Swing jazz band and appears regularly in the GTA.

Please visit Amazon to see Barbara’s recent CD “Timeless” featuring the original song “Someone”.

Contact Information:  jordan_barb@hotmail.com