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Marlon Jordan--Young Lion of Jazz Returns with Release of You Don't Know What Love Is

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: Keith E. Abel March 25, 2005 12:01 CST (504) 948-4600 & abel@louisianaredhot.com

Marlon Jordan—Young Lion of Jazz Returns! Jazz Fest Appearance and Release of New Album Marlon Jordan featuring Stephanie Jordan You Don’t Know What Love Is

New Orleans Young Lion of Jazz, trumpeter Marlon Jordan returns to national prominence, once again, with the release of his long anticipated Classic Jazz album You Don’t Know What Love Is on Louisiana Red Hot Records. The album features his sister Stephanie Jordan on breathtaking, silvery vocals on five (5) of the albums eight tracks.

Marlon Jordan is the youngest New Orleans Band Leader ever signed by a major record label - only 17 when signed with Columbia Records! You Don’t Know What Love Is also marks the first collaboration of one America’s great Jazz families. Marlon is joined here by patriarch Kidd Jordan, saxophonist and Southern University Jazz Director; sister Stephanie, winner of the “Billie Holiday Competition” for Jazz vocalist; sister Rachel, violinist with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra; and three-album Columbia recording artist and internationally touted flautist, brother Kent Jordan. Catch Marlon and the Jordan family:

Friday, April 29th— Trumpet Woodshed feat. Maurice Brown and Marlon Jordan Jazz Tent at 4:15 p.m., New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. *Virgin Tent, (immediately following performance *autograph signing)

Saturday, April 30th— NOCCA Jordan Family Concert & CD Release Party 8:00 p.m. New Orleans Center for Creative Arts, Freda Lupin Memorial Hall, 2800 Charters St. Open To The Public, Tickets Available by calling (504) 940-2900

One of the stars of George Wein’s “Young Lions” Jazz tours of the nineties, Marlon joins Louisiana Red Hot Records, one of Louisiana’s leading independent labels, as one of the eighteen acts presented from its roster at this year’s 36th New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. Other Louisiana Red Hot headliners are Best of the Beat and Big Easy Award winners - David Egan, (best singer/songwriter album), The Hot 8 (best brass band) and emerging new R&B star, G La Beaud!

Headquartered in New Orleans, Louisiana Red Hot Records has released over 200 albums nationally in the last 9 years, specializing in great Louisiana Blues, Jazz, Cajun, Zydeco, Rhythm & Blues and Rock music. Louisiana Red Hot Records is distributed through IDN, the indie label division of Alliance Entertainment Corporation, the USA’s largest independent music distributor. #####

Marlon Jordan featuring Stephanie Jordan You Don’t Know What Love Is available at Virgin, Louisiana Music Factory, Borders and Tower Records in New Orleans as well as at finer record stores everywhere!


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