Cellist Jennifer Jordan imbues her work with poise, cultivation, and compassion. Especially interested in leveraging the arts to generate greater social equity, Jordan embraces an integrated, interpersonal approach as both a musician, and in supporting the work of other high-performing artists.
Jennifer’s extensive concertizing includes solo and chamber music performances coast to coast across the United States in renowned venues such as National Sawdust (NYC) as part of NextFest, Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts, Eugene’s Beall Hall (OR), and Bloomington’s Ford Hall (IN). A passionate and sought-after orchestral player, Jennifer is a member of the Newport Symphony and previously held positions as principal cellist with the Miami Music Festival, performing at the New World Center with the Miami Opera Orchestra, and as a member of the Evansville Philharmonic. She also performs regularly with the Eugene Symphony, Oregon Mozart Players, and Yakima Symphony. With a highly skilled and adaptive playing style, Jennifer enjoys exploring new music, and works to promote equity and inclusion in the arts by programming works less frequently performed in the classical canon. Jennifer holds degrees from Indiana University, Boston Conservatory, and the University of Oregon, where she graduated as the “Outstanding Undergraduate in Strings.”
Committed to expanding audiences and improving communication channels within the arts industry, Jennifer is the Content Manager for Aligned Artistry, Oregon’s premier arts PR and strategy agency, and volunteers as a website coordinator for PROTESTRA, a volunteer-run orchestra and 501(c)(3) organization that bridges the divide between advocacy and classical music. In her work, Jennifer expands the artistic impact of artists and art organizations through compelling brand
refinement and public interface, while prioritizing projects that address issues of social justice. Especially skilled in content strategy, design, and asset creation for websites, eblasts, and social media, Jennifer is energized by online brand coherence. Her growth mindset, perceptive thinking, and discerning taste are assets that inform both her strategic work and performance.
Additional hobbies include barre workouts, reading, and snuggling with kitties.