Dwayne Jordan is a percussionist, arranger, and composer from Charlotte, North Carolina. As a child, he was heavily influenced by rhythm and blues, gospel, hip-hop and jazz, which developed his passion for music. Talented and skilled, his natural ear for the interpretation of rhythm and patterns gave him a distinctive ability to play the drums. He has shared the stage with hip-hop artist Jhordan Parry, Rapsody, Grammy-award winning producer 9th Wonder, Grammy-award winning saxophonist Branford Marsalis, and Grammy nominated jazz percussionist Joe Chambers. Jordan has opened up for artist such as Maceo Parker, Ludacris, Donald Lawrence and several others. Jordan received his bachelor’s degree in Music Business from Winston-Salem State University. Continuing to strengthen his craft while completing his bachelor’s degree, he also led as a percussion captain of the WSSU drumline in the marching band known as the Red Sea of Sound. Jordan received his graduate degree at North Carolina Central University receiving his master’s degree in Jazz Studies in Performance. Jordan was an avid Middle School Band Director at Lowe’s Grove Middle school and currently a drum instructor at Hillside High School where he empowers students to strive highest at their talents abilities.