Jordan Baskin is a jazz piano performer, teacher, and composer who leads his trio & is musical director with the Mike Smith Quartet. Jordan graduated from Indiana University in 2001 with a Bachelor's degree in Jazz Studies. He's performed at the 2012 Chicago Jazz Festival with the Mike Smith Quartet & 2015 Chicago Jazz Festival performing with his trio. Jordan was invited to participate in residency programs at the following institutions: Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead at the Kennedy Center in 2004, Banff International Jazz Workshop in 2005, and the Ravinia Steans Institute in 2001. In 2008 Jordan won first prize in the Luminarts Competition funded by the Union League Club of Chicago. Jordan is also very grateful for the grants he has been awarded in his career by the South Arts "Jazz Road Quick Relief Fund", the Jazz Foundation of America, and the Musician's Foundation.
His debut cd “High Card” was released in 2012 and CDs are available for purchase after his shows. Jordan has perfect pitch and in 2020 taught himself to play electric bass by ear. He has been teaching jazz piano for Niles North High School in Skokie since 2016 and also has his own studio Jordan Baskin’s Academy of Jazz Piano Performance with students from many of the neighboring high schools, along with middle school, college and adult students. Jordan lives in Skokie with his wife and daughter and in his free time enjoys listening to music, studying psychology, personal finance and investing, loves animals and nature, coffee and watching movies. Jordan has been performing regularly at Andy’s for over 18 years and considers it his musical home away from home.