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Jordan Taylor Reed

“The thing that blows me away most about my Chedeville alto mouthpiece is how impossibly reliable it is. With my set-up, it has excellent intonation, impossibly easy response in the low register, and playing contextualized altissimo passages has never been cleaner. And, as an added bonus, they’re suuuper pretty!”

“Jody and the Chedeville Team, I know this may not come as a surprise, but after trying the tenor mouthpiece I’m convinced that it’s, easily, the best classical tenor mouthpiece I’ve played by a large margin. Thank you so much.”

Jordan Taylor Reed
Instructor of Saxophone
Ohio University
Instructor of Saxophone and Jazz Ensembles
Marietta College

Biography:

Jordan Reed is Instructor of Saxophone at Ohio University and Instructor of Saxophone and Jazz Ensembles at Marietta College. Jordan maintains an active schedule as a performer, educator, and composer.

As a concert saxophonist, he has been a soloist with The Ohio State Symphony Orchestra, the Marietta College Wind Ensemble, the Ohio University Wind Symphony, the Ohio University Symphony Orchestra, and the Otterbein Wind Ensemble. He has performed at the Navy Band Saxophone Symposium and at national and regional conferences of the North American Saxophone Alliance. As a chamber musician, Jordan regularly performs with the Sonax Saxophone Quartet, the Lowbrow Chamber Ensemble, and has performed with the Black Swamp Saxophone, the Athenian Saxophone Quartet, the Athens Saxophone Duo, and the Ignis Saxophone Quartet. Jordan is also a founding member of the saxophone project Alea Duo and new music duo, MƏMZ. Both groups are centered on performing and writing new music that is heavily–rooted in improvisation and spontaneity.

As a jazz artist, he regularly performs, writes, and records with the Columbus-based new jazz quintet, Radarhill. Radarhill has been commissioned by the Ohio University Wind Symphony for three consecutive years to compose and perform a concerto grosso at their annual Ampersand Festival, a concert series that focuses on new music for wind symphony and soloists that are seldom-paired together. The first commissioned work, Lucidrome, was premiered on March 24th in Athens, OH. Lucidrome has also been programmed by Dr. Michael Yonchak, the director of bands at Otterbein University. Jordan is also a founding member of the experimental jazz group, Sugar Knife. Jordan has also performed with The Colin Wood Sextet, The Ohio Intercollegiate Jazz Ensemble, and The Athens Jazztet.

He is a member of The International Percy Grainger Society, Pi Kappa Lambda, and an alumnus of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia. Jordan is currently a Doctoral Candidate at The Ohio State University, where he is ABD, and holds a Master of Music and Bachelor of Music degrees in saxophone performance from Ohio University.

Jordan Reed is a Chedeville Performing Artist and endorsed by Sax Gadgets and Messina Covers.

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