A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Jordan Reed is Instructor of Saxophone and Director of Jazz Ensemble at Marietta College and Instructor of Music at Ohio Dominican University. Jordan maintains an active schedule as a performer, educator, and composer.
As a concert saxophonist, he has been a soloist with The Ohio State University Symphony Orchestra, the Marietta College Wind Ensemble, the Ohio University Wind Symphony, and the Ohio University Symphony Orchestra. 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 has performed with the Black Swamp Saxophone quartet, the Athenian Saxophone Quartet, and the Ignis Saxophone Quartet. Jordan is also a founding member of the saxophone project, Alea Duo; a group that focuses on newly composed and commissioned works with an emphasis on improvisation.
As a jazz artist, he regularly performs, writes, and records with the Columbus-based new jazz quintet, Radarhill. In 2015, Radarhill was commissioned to write a piece for Jazz Quintet and Wind Band by the Ohio University Wind Symphony as part of their annual Ampersand Festival. The piece, Lucidrome, was premiered in Athens, Ohio in February of 2016 and has also been programmed by the Otterbein University Wind Ensemble. Following the group's performances of Lucidrome, Radarhill has been commissioned to write a second work by The Ohio University Wind Symphony for their 2nd annual Ampersand Festival.
Jordan 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 Teaching Associate at The Ohio State University and earned his Master of Music and Bachelor of Music in saxophone performance at Ohio University.