about

When he takes the stage, he’s no longer singing for himself (Small Business Revolution). A funk and soul master...there’s no other way to describe Robert ‘Bobby J’ Jordan. Vocally compared to Jeffery Osborne (‘On the Wings of Love’, ‘The Woo Woo Song’), Bobby J is recognized today as one of the most diverse, dynamic and elite live entertainment service providers across America. He defies categorization, but his melodious raspy tenor voice is r&b sealed with a gospel overtone that speaks to the heart. Even after a career spanning over five decades with innumerable accomplishments, he still hones his craft right in front of his audience. Never fearing musical challenges, he covers r&b, soul, funk, jazz, pop, standards, Motown, top 40, inspirational to gospel. And he wouldn’t be a homeboy if he didn’t include traditional New Orleans second line music. Stuff Like That Band is his carefully selected supporting cast —a talented, adept and awesome line-up in sound and instrumentation (keyboards, bass and lead guitars, drums, and oftentimes horns). Collectively, they create memorable entertainment experiences for any event, anywhere. The Bobby J & Stuff Like That Band (1990) is an unrivaled leader in the music industry.

career highlights

Lead vocals on re-recorded and commercially released Hall & Oates’ classics Every Time You Go Away and Baby Come Back.

Performed alongside Ali Woodson, Billy Preston, Peabo Bryson, Michael Henderson, Bobby 'Blue' Bland, D. J. Rogers, Chuck Mangione, Patti Labelle, The Bar-Kays, Frankie Beverly and Maze, Betty Wright, the Chilites, Margie Joseph, Ashford and Simpson, Kool and the Gang, the Drifters, the Dixie Cups, Pieces of a Dream, Usher, Raheem DeVaughn, Larry Graham, Air Supply, the Pointer Sisters, Gladys Knight, Irma Thomas, Aaron Neville, the Neville Brothers, and the list goes on.

2005 (at Quint Davis’ request) New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival performer

2014 nominated, then selected participant in Deluxe Corporation’s Small Business Revolution in America Video Documentary Series (a FlowNonfiction Film).

Bobby J is a one-man show with a talented group of musicians and singers to play up his talents, creating a memorable entertainment experience.”

— Martha Stewart Weddings