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From the 70's Jack the Rapper Convention and the Southern NACA Tour to recipient of the Gospel Is Alive Award from the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation, Inc., he's the sole entertainer selected (of 100 participants) to participate in the Small Business Revolution of America for tenacity in a small business. 


“At the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say to God, 'I used everything you gave me'".

When soulful artist Robert 'Bobby J' Jordan takes the stage, he's no longer singing for himself. Recognized as one of the most diverse, dynamic, and elite live entertainment service providers across America, he's that one-man show with a talented group of musicians and singers he calls Stuff Like That to play up his talents, creating memorable entertainment experiences. Though categorized r&b (he defies categorization), Bobby J is old school to mainstream with a strong gospel flavor. 

His better than five-decade career began at an early age in New Orleans, Louisiana, his hometown. Often compared to LTD's Jeffrey Osborne, Bobby J exhibited great potential as a drummer. But little did he know his voice was his real instrument. It wasn't until he was on a drumming gig when a club owner realized his ability to command a stage, and pulled him from drums to center stage vocals.

Having serviced thousands of clients for weddings, corporate, social events and more - to include the 2005 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, the NBA All Stars, and BET Network - Bobby J has also worked alongside numerous acclaimed artists -- Branford Marsalis, Michael ‘Patches’ Stewart (Al Jarreau), Cyril Neville, Larry Graham, Gladys Knight, the Pointer Sisters, Kool and the Gang, Air Supply, Billy Preston, Raheem Devaughn, Ashford and Simpson, the Drifters, the Dixie Cups, Pieces of a Dream, Usher, Rockin' Dopsie, Jr., Irma Thomas, Aaron Neville and the Neville Brothers, Ali Ollie Woodson, Peabo Bryson, Michael Henderson, Bobby "Blue" Bland, D. J. Rogers, Chuck Mangione, Patti Labelle, the BarKays and Margie Joseph -- to name a few. 

Every musical experience is a personal one to which Bobby J assigns meaning and emotion. He and his awesome lineup in sound and instrumentation present high-spirited and engaging performances that, without a doubt, keep audiences on the dance floor. Every event becomes a special event with the resonating sounds of the Bobby J & Stuff Like That Cover and Dance Band.

And the rest is history. So why not employ Bobby J & Stuff Like That Band to make your day special? Interested in discussing an event or collaboration? Click HERE

“New Orleans soul drives the Bobby J and Stuff Like That Band..."

— Amanda Brinkman, Small Business


Offbeat Magazine (rear cover)

Notes on New Orleans 

BIZ New Orleans 

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