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Drummer, Songwriter, Producer, Grammy Winner Steve Jordan

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Being a part of a creative team can help any musician grow, personally as well as professionally. Finding the right writing partner or band members can be quite a chore. But once you've found that key element that finishes the puzzle, golden shores are on the horizon. One such puzzle piece is Veteran Session Musician Steve Jordan who breaks boundaries in all genres. Over his 30+ year career Steve has been a key puzzle piece of such bands as Stevie Wonder, The Blues Brothers, The Rolling Stones, Aretha Franklin, the John Mayer Trio and The Verbs.

Steve has spent years behind the scenes sitting quietly on his drum thrown cutting his way through music history. Steve, like most lifelong musicians, started out in his teenage years. He became part of Stevie Wonder's band back in the late 70's, then moved on to become the drummer of the "Original Saturday Night Live" band, paving the way for John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd's The Blues Brothers band which he recorded and toured with in the 1980's. He was the first drummer in the Paul Shaffer-led "World's Most Dangerous Band," the live studio band for Late Night with David Letterman.

Steve and fellow session man Anton Fig filled in for Charlie Watts of the Rolling Stones on the 1986 "Dirty Work" release. It was through his work with the Stones that Steve was hired by Keith Richards for one of his side projects "Keith Richards and the X-pensive Winos." Steve co-produced each record and is credited with songwriting along with Richards. Steve has also won Grammys for his role as record producer as well, producing such artists as Don Henley, John Mellencamp, Bob Dylan, Sonny Rollins, BB King, Stevie Nicks, Sheryl Crow, Neil Young, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, and many more.


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While Steve has played on countless records, from Alicia Keys "If I Ain't Got You" to Bruce Springsteen's Devils and Dust, he continues to produce with such great artists as the Grammy Award winning John Mayer, John Scofield, Herbie Hancock, and Patti Scialfa. It is no wonder that we found him hangin' out and cuttin' tracks with legandary Funkmaster and Telefunken Pro Boosty Collins. Seen here in Bootsy's "Boot Cave" Studios, Bootsy and Steve were layin' down the funk for Bootsy's new collabration with fellow Telefunken Pro Snoop Doggy Dogg.

Some musicians are great, others are filled with greatness; a true musician to his core Steve falls into both categories. There is no doubt that with Steve in front of the console producing or sitting behind drums cuttin' a beat, something magical is bound to happen. Steve is continuing his musical journey through life in whatever role he has the opportunity to happen upon. We here at TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik are proud to have him apart of the T-Funk family and can't wait to hear what he, Bootsy and Snoop have funked out.

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