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Derrik Jordan
United States
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May 2024 #40 - Top 40 for Indian & South Asian Influence Lulu's Raga (track)
January 2024 #31 - Top 40 for Indian & South Asian Influence Lulu's Raga (track)
December 2023 #11 - Top 40 for African Influence Catch That Wave (track)
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Living in southern Vermont, Derrick Jordan has sung national jingles, worked with many bands, and has had his songs recorded by other artists, but what really excites him is writing, recording, and performing his original music.

He is an award-winning singer-songwriter and composer, multi-instrumentalist (electric violin, percussion, guitar, and piano), recording artist, and producer.

He has released many CDs of his original songs and three world fusion CDs under the band name "SuperString Theory," which feature his 5-string electric violin along with many of his international friends who play unusual instruments. His song "Speak Through Me" won 2nd place overall in the USA Songwriting Competition, and his song "Something's Gonna Change" took top honors as Reggae Song of the Year from Just Plain Folks, the world's largest songwriter organization.

He studied percussion with master drummer Milford Graves and composition with Henry Brant at Bennington College. In pursuit of new sounds, he has traveled to Brazil, Trinidad, Ghana, and Senegal. He performs with many bands including Tony Vacca and the World Rhythms Ensemble, Impulse Ensemble, Simba, and Natural History. His music has been featured on many TV shows and in films. His world fusion string quartet, "Sky Mirror," for shakuhachi, electric guitar, and traditional string quartet was awarded the Shakuhachi Chamber Music International Prize 2008. He was the featured composer for the Vermont Symphony Orchestra's Made In Vermont Tour, which performed his work in ten venues around the state in September 2009.
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