Jordan “JJ” Ross is a native Los Angelino who started drumming and taking lessons at the age of 5. For the next 18 years, Jordan received drum instruction from "L.A. Drum Guru" Walter Garces, a session drummer, educator, and clinician, from Harlem, New York. Jordan’s early fascination with drumming quickly spread to percussion and world music. By age 10, Jordan was performing weekly at The World Stage in Leimert Park, and by 11, Jordan was the youngest active member of the Patio Players World Percussion Ensemble of Motherland Music in Inglewood, California. While attending Milken Community High School, in Los Angeles, Jordan regularly performed with Joe Kincaid & The Soul Brothers Band, voted “R&B Band of the Year in 2011,” by The Black Music Association Academy of America.
In June of 2017, Jordan graduated from the Herb Alpert School of Music at UCLA and received a Bachelors of Arts degree in Ethnomusicology with a concentration in World Music. Jordan also graduated with a minor degree in Music Industry. During his time at UCLA, Jordan studied with Trumpet great, Professor Bobby Rodriguez and legendary guitarist, Kenny Burrell. Additionally, Jordan’s Music Industry minor allowed him to work closely with session drummer and producer Mike Shapiro of Sergio Mendes and Brasil ‘66. While at UCLA, Jordan also studied Classical North Indian Hindustani Music, West African drumming, Middle Eastern Percussion, and eventually founded the UCLA Klezmer Ensemble.
Currently, Jordan has been working extensively on accompanying and arranging Jewish liturgical music and communal prayer services for various synagogues in the Los Angeles area. Jordan is the Resident Percussionist at Wilshire Boulevard Temple and has been featured at Temple Akiba, Beth Chayim Chadashim, and Valley Beth Shalom.
Jordan is a studio musician, a touring drummer, a music educator, and a Youtube performer with over 30 million views online. Jordan is a Croaker Percussion endorsed artist and proudly plays Premier Drums with Paiste Cymbals. Having toured internationally with recording artist and Youtube sensation Sam Tsui, Jordan also performed regularly with India Carney of Season 8’s The Voice.
When he isn’t rehearsing or performing, Jordan can be found teaching at The Industry Loft, a music school and studio in Hollywood. Jordan also teaches drums and percussion at his own studio and is also available for private in-home or group lessons in the greater Los Angeles area.
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