Petra Jordan is a singer, composer and pianist of Slovak origin based in the Netherlands. Her style crosses pop, jazz and, especially in her recent work, ambient music.
In Petra’s tracks you’ll hear a mix of pop and jazz chords and surprising chord changes with captivating melody lines that are sometimes accentuated with synthesizers and electronic elements. Mystical and philosophical lyrics add to the relaxed and contemplative atmosphere.
According to cultural journalist Gabriel Hahn, writing for ‘Agenda’, the cultural guide of Brussels: “Her music is a torrent of feelings, joy, tension and wisdom…Petra Jordan can soar through music and infallibly demonstrates this rare ability to send her compositions gliding through her airs.
Releases, Talent Shows & Charts
Petra Jordan’s debut album ‘The Other Side’ (2011), co-produced with the well known Sierra Leone artist Bai Kamara Jr., reached a no.1 place in the www.reverbnation.com charts in the Netherlands. She has also been among the winners of talent shows in both the US and her home country Slovakia (U.S. Steel Talent Night), where the show was nationally broadcasted by the Slovak Television. During her years in Belgium, she studied piano with Hans Lamal, a student of the world famous jazz pianist Chick Corea.
Performances & Festivals
Petra Jordan has performed on the American East Coast (Disneyworld, Florida) and West Coast (Los Angeles), the Grand Casino and European Commission in Brussels (Belgium), in Germany and Greece, as well as in numerous venues and clubs in the Netherlands and Slovakia. In 2013 and 2014, she was a part of a cultural program supported by Slovak Embassy in the Netherlands. Petra also took an active part in the ‘THISS FEST’ festival (The Holland International Singer-Songwriter Festival) with her songwriting workshop and performances.
In her performances, Petra includes her latest, as well as early-unreleased work, giving the audience an exclusive and unique opportunity to hear her otherwise unpublished material: altogether more than 60 original tracks written over the years.
History & Background
She began writing original compositions at the age of 15, with her first unaware composition steps appearing as early as at the age of 9. Growing up in communist Czechoslovakia, her dream was bigger then the Iron Curtain, and so her life and passion for music took her through the territories of the US, Europe and the Middle East. Her interests in the nature of human consciousness, mysticism or ethnobotany are ever more reflected in her lyrics and sounds, taking the listener on a seemingly outward cosmological journey, which, however, one can only undertake through to the exploration of the inner self. Her musical influences range from Pink Floyd, Sting, Massive Attack or Jamiroquai, and these days the ambient music of Asura, Entheogenic or Shpongle.