Marc Jordan has always been about uncompromising quality. He has a way of not doing the obvious, and that’s what makes a great songwriter: you say it or play it differently than everybody else.” — David Foster
A songwriter’s songwriter, Marc Jordan is best known for writing (along with John Capek) “Rhythm of My Heart,” the 1991 smash for Rod Stewart. Marc’s songs have been recorded by Bonnie Raitt, Joe Cocker, Diana Ross, Cher, Chicago, Bette Midler, Natalie Cole, Kenny Loggins, Kim Carnes and the Manhattan Transfer, to name a few.
Waiting for the Sun to Rise sees Jordan turning his gaze outward, writing from a place of weathered wisdom. “Rio Grande,” is the album’s centerpiece, is a hymn to what’s left of the world. Squandered potential and abiding hope live side by side, and a soaring solo by Grammy-winning trumpeter Randy Brecker tops off producer Lou Pomanti’s arrangement. The stunning “Coltrane Plays the Blues” continues Jordan’s penchant for mid-century jazz references. Like his thematic cousin Paul Buchanan of the Blue Nile (whose “The Downtown Lights” is covered here), Jordan sets his stories in an after-hours netherworld populated by lonely lovers and disappointed dreamers.
Jordan is a Juno Award and Genie Award winner, and in 2019 was Juno-nominated for his last solo album "Both Sides". He is married to singer-songwriter Amy Sky, and in 2022, the duo recorded a Juno-nominated album of duets entitled "He Sang She Sang."
Marc's first two singles "Tell Me where It Hurts" and "Coltrane Plays The Blues" are out now. Sign up to Marc's newsletter to receive updates about the music!
Marc was born in Brooklyn, NY, son of singer Charles Jordan, and grew up in Toronto, Canada. Jordan’s music career launched internationally in 1978 when he was signed to Warner Music in Los Angeles and began writing songs with some of the best in business. In his forty plus year career he has been a hit solo artist (‘Marina Del Rey’, ‘Survival’), a sought-after songwriter (‘Rhythm of My Heart’), and in the last decade, he took up a paintbrush and became a visual artist. Trends come and go, but for an artist of Marc’s breadth, marrying his talent with inspiration has never been an issue. But his latest album Both Sides is something different. It’s a fulfillment of a long-held dream that has been waiting for the right moment to be realized. “I wanted to do an orchestral record. I wanted to sing some great songs I didn’t write. There are some beautiful, beautiful songs out there, and I guess I’m at the right point in my life to do them.” What’s next? Marc Jordan and his wife Amy Sky are making the move to Nashville, TN and plan to release a new album in 2020. ///Read More
From a musician who has never been concerned very much about following trends in his career Marc Jordan’s latest, “Both Sides” is a sonically rich, orchestral pop-jazz record, is yet another intriguing turn.
In his forty plus year career he has been a hit solo artist (‘Marina Del Rey’, ‘Survival’), a sought-after songwriter (‘Rhythm of My Heart’), a group member as part of the quartet “Lunch At Allens,” and in the last decade, he took up a paintbrush and became a visual artist.
Trends come and go, but for an artist of Marc’s breadth, marrying his talent with inspiration has never been an issue. There’s always been a project in the headlights.
But “Both Sides” is something different. It’s a fulfillment of a long held dream that has been waiting for the right moment to be realized. ///Read More