Bassist, composer, educator
Jordan is a Melbourne based jazz bassist, known for his versatile skills on double bass and bass guitar. Jordan has performed with a wide variety of artists, including 11-piece salsa band 'La Influencia', modern jazz trio 'Refraction', Barney Mcall's ASIO ensemble and the Brenton Foster sextet.
Jordan Tarento began his musical education and performing career in Canberra, Australia, where he studied jazz at the ANU school of music. Following a relocation to Melbourne in 2013, Jordan continued his studies at Monash University, with Australian jazz bass luminaries Tamara Murphy, Ben Robertson and Chris Hale. During his studies at Monash, Jordan participated in resident artist performances and recordings with Maria Schneider, Joe Lovano, Gerald Clayton, Kenny Werner, Dave Douglas and Vince Jones.
Highlights of Jordan's career in Victoria have included performances at the Melbourne International Jazz Festival with Barney McAll's ASIO ensemble, Performances at Wangaratta Jazz Festival with the Niran Dasika Quartet and the Aaron McCoullough quartet, Performing for the launch of Brenton Foster's PBS Young elder of jazz commission at the Melbourne International Jazz Festival, and launching Refraction's 2019 album 'The Outsider' at the Melbourne Recital Centre.
Jordan has performed at Melbourne Venues such as Bennet's lane, Uptown Jazz Cafe, The Jazzlab, Bird's Basement, Hamer Hall, Melbourne Recital Centre and many others, with bands such as 'Refraction', 'The Brenton Foster Sextet', 'The Daniel Mougerman Quintet', 'Bopstretch', 'Absolute Big Band', 'The Natives' and 'Neon City Pilot'. Jordan has performed with outstanding jazz vocalists such as Rita Satch, Olivia Chindamo and Nina Ferro, and performed in ensembles led by prominent Melbourne jazz instrumentalists such as Aaron McCoullough, Matt Hoyne, Chris Bieniek, Richard Pavlidis, Al Kerr, Paul Van-Ross and many others. Jordan has toured Australia with 'Movement 9', 'The Brenton Foster Sextet', Harrison Craig (winner of 'The Voice' 2013), 'The Harry Tinney Quartet' and others.
Jordan currently performs regularly In Melbourne with salsa bands 'La Influencia' and 'Ella Trinidad', Blue-Note jazz ensemble 'Sidewinder Sextet', 'Molly and the Prohibition' led by pianist John McAll, Danilo Rojas' 'Latin Jazz Ensemble', 'Sunny Bunny', led by guitarist Marcos Villalta and many other artists. In May 2021 Jordan formed a six piece ensemble to perform his original compositions featuring Hugh Stuckey, Darryn Faruggia, Darrin Archer, Amy Valent-Curlis and Harry Tinney, and is currently working towards a studio recording with this ensemble, and official album release. Jordan currently teaches jazz and orchestral double bass at Ivanhoe Grammar School, and is available for private lessons.