Julia Jordan | Urban Legacy

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Urban Legacy

by Julia Jordan

Conscious. Indie. Soul.
Genre: Urban/R&B: Neo-Soul
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2. Awakened
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3. Patience
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4. Picture Perfect Friend
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5. Home
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6. Revolution
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7. Naked
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8. Whisper
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9. Still Life With a Guitar
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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Julia Jordan is a singer/songwriter who writes about life, love and meditation. Her soulful, self-empowering songs pull inspiration from her jazz and folk roots, her urban street education and her natural R&B soul. The arrangements, which are acoustic based, are intimate yet sophisticated and warm; like the old friend you call when you need advice. What Julia has accomplished is a harmonious combination of rhythmic, Lauryn Hill-like guitar parts with the poetic introspection of Joni Mitchell, two of the many artists that she credits as providing her inspiration over the years.

Julia also credits her father, master guitarist Stanley Jordan, with contributing a deep source of musical support. This year, she appeared on his Grammy nominated song, “Steppin’ Out”, and also toured with him to Cairo, Egypt. On the other side, her mother is a poet who can pull beauty from any life moment. She taught Julia the power of her own words, showing her that it is a power to be used for reaching people at the deepest level. New York City was an amazing place for young Julia, a naturally independent freethinker, to spend her school years. But it wasn’t until her trips to the desert to visit her father that Julia found the inspiration she needed to start writing music about self-empowerment and self-reflection. “Of course there’s heartbreak and sappy love songs, but what about life? What can I write about the sun?” she asks of her deepening awareness. Julia spent three years in the southwest desert perfecting her sound, singing loud over mountaintops and playing guitar late into the night. “I found a certain kind of solitude out there, something that the city couldn’t provide,” she says. “I found my horizon, and a way to offer my voice to those incredible sunsets every time I sang.”

Julia has no doubt embraced her jazz pedigree, using it as a force for inspiring people and bringing them together. At only 25 years old, Julia has already graced the stages of many legendary venues, including New York’s Birdland, Sugar Bar and Alice Tully Hall; Los Angeles’ Room 5 Lounge, Temple Bar and Catalina Bar and Grill; the Buzios Jazz y Blues Festival in Buzios, Brazil; and the Cairo Opera House in Cairo, Egypt.

Her debut album, Urban Legacy, released in 2007, has received rave reviews from music publications and websites across the United States. The highly anticipated sophomore album, EP For The People celebrates our inter-connectedness by showing us how to first look inside ourselves and recognize what makes us each unique. Due to be released at the end of 2009, this EP will feature music influenced by the current social, political and spiritual revolutions that are taking place around the world.

Julia Jordan’s music quenches the ears like cool lemonade, like light, like optimism. It rejuvenates and inspires from the inside out, leaving no doubt that her influence on the new generation of music lovers will be lasting and deep.


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Alexandria Wise

Can We Give More Stars, cuz this one is a 10
Julia's spiritually-soulfull voice is comforting yet lyrically mixed with real to life perspective. I was so amazed with the maturity of her voice and the earthiness of the music. This girl is blessed indeed!

JayJay

Phenomenal
Outstanding debut album. Was not sure what to expect, but have listened to some part of Urban Legacy everyday since I bought it. Must admit that I bought Urban Legacy during a mid-concert recommendation by her Dad of whom I have been a fan for years. Incredible voice and potent lyrics. Julia is here to stay!!!

MZ

Awesome
We have watched Julia grow and become a talented and beautiful person and musician. Her music and voice are nothing short of awe-inspiring and a true gift...looking forward to more and more.

scorpionprojects Sarah Auerbach

insanely beautiful....with an exquisite knack for honesty
TEN STARS....

Julia Jordan is a breath of fresh air. Waking up to this cd makes any day bright and sunny....
Her honesty is raw, her voice is pure.......this is inspiration at its finest and if you don't buy her cd you are missing out on true, unique, definate, beauty.

In the spirit of the revolutionaries that came before.....I elect this woman to lead me home......or alteast to walk with, and sing to me, along the way.

Gail Sommerfeld

Gail Sommerfeld
Julia's CD is absolutely amazing! Her voice is soothing yet powerful! Not only is her singing a joy but her composition of the songs is genius. Keep up the great work!

J

Nice
I always loved your dad music, so for him to birth a daughter with the same capabilities of being musically incline has to be another extraordinary ear to listen to. Keep creating soulful music.

RB

goosebumps
and think this is just the beginning...

Steven Munoz

Wow...............
Words cannot explain the level of admiration I have for this exquisite piece of art. Do yourself a favor and buy one for your car, for your house, for your job, for your significant other...and yes it IS THAT GOOD!!!!!!!!!