Steelpan, Marimba, Latin Percussion
Jordan Kamps is a Chicago based percussionist. Currently Jordan is a Lecturer at the University of Illinois at Chicago teaching Applied Percussion, Percussion Ensemble and American Popular Music History. Outside the university, Jordan actively teaches high school marching bands in Wisconsin. He has taught groups in both the WSMA fall circuit and the MACBDA summer circuit. As a performer, Jordan has performed with such varying groups as the Extra Crispy Brass Band, Milwaukee Bucks NBA Drumline, Sleeping At Last, and Chicago Arts Orchestra. Recently, Jordan performed as a member of the backing orchestra for parts of the international tours of Evanesence, Celtic Thunder, and Lindsey Stirling. Jordan holds a Bachelors of Music in Percussion Performance from the University of Wisconsin - Whitewater and a Masters of Music in Percussion Performance from the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee.
Jordan also performs with Ensemble Prime, a mixed chamber new music ensemble in Chicago; Cream City Percussion, a percussion quartet from Milwaukee, WI; and Four Star Brass Band, a New Orleans style brass band in Chicago
Jordan Kamps plays Marimba One and is proud to support them as a Premier Artist. Jordan is also a Black Swamp Percussion Educator.