He acts out his life on stages, and like a fine wine, he just gets better with age. Bobby J is a New Orleans based singer-entertainer and drummer who leads his Stuff Like That Band in engaging and indelible performances. In a career spanning over better than five decades, he is recognized as one of the most diverse, dynamic and elite entertainers across America.
He services communities of folk that enjoy singing, swinging, and dancing alongside engaging live cover entertainment. His untiring efforts to musically satisfy social as well as corporate audiences across the US and Canada remains unrivaled. Though accompanied by a coterie of talented and adept singers and musicians, he is - as Martha Stewart's Weddings says - "a one man show", ready to create that memorable entertainment experience.
"When searching the music marketplace for live entertainment, the task can be challenging. In some cases, mediocrity may be acceptable; but that's never been an option for me. I take pride in my brand, always committed to delivering the best live band entertainment possible.
Unfortunately, what so many in this business fail to realize is that the days are long gone when a musician's talent is all that is needed to succeed. What matters most are relationships; the relationships with those we service.
Over the years, my focus has been not only on music, but on establishing and maintaining great client relationships. In years past, we serviced clients who not only cared about the music, but they also cared about the artists who created the magic. And, as a result of good client relations, I was nominated, then selected, to a national documentary series...A Small Business Revolution...that was produced and championed by Flow Nonfiction and Deluxe Corporation, respectively.
An honor like this makes you think deeply. This recognition goes not only to our clients, but to our fan base, family, and friends who all played a major part in this nomination. Without the support for any part of or all of our 30-year legacy as the Bobby J & Stuff Like That Band, none of this would have been possible.
Clients trust us with their entertainment. For this, I am truly grateful. We say thanks again for your continued support."
Bobby J is a singer-entertainer and bandleader based in New Orleans, Louisiana. He planted the seed for a music career in his preteen years, as a drummer, but destiny dictated otherwise. While on a gig, the club owner - who doubled as the band's manager - disassembled Bobby's drums, handed him a lead vocal microphone, and the rest is history.
It's an honor to describe the multi-talents of entertainer Bobby J. He's wholesome, genuine, loves people, and has a passion for entertaining. When he takes the stage, his melodious, raspy tenor voice soars, and immediately, captures your heart.
He's been referred to as 'a real artist with deep New Orleans roots and soul'; but MARTHA STEWART WEDDINGS probably says it best:
He's timeless. A visionary. A funk and soul master on vocals who commands any stage with his upbeat yet convincingly romantic stage presence. He truly owns his craft.
Challenged by a musical family to pursue his interests, 'Bobby J' Jordan started his music career at the tender age of 12 as a New Orleans' based gospel and secular drummer. But, it was the 70's Jack the Rapper Convention and the NACA (National Association of Campus Activities) College Tour that served as stepping-stones to showcasing his vocal talent. After years of engaging gigs on percussion instruments with local bands and playing for various churches and community choirs, while playing with a local band called Cool Enterprise, someone noticed his vocal talent, pulled him to center stage, and the rest is history.
By the early 80's, he joined the Louisiana Purchase Band, making his contribution on lead vocals to commercially released re-make recordings Every Time You Go Away, Baby Come Back, and Ain't No Woman Like My Baby. The pivotal point in his career dates back to the summer of 1990 when he founded and formed the Bobby J & Stuff Like That Band, named in honor of musical genius and hybrid Quincy Jones...one of Bobby J's influences.
After taking the stage for the first time as a solo artist, Bobby J's incomparable talent created a high demand for his services. Subsequent successes include recipient to the Gospel is Alive Award from the Jazz and Heritage Foundation (2001) for 'dedication and contribution to Gospel music'; a performance at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival (2005) by request of Quint Davis; a nomination and selection to the national documentary series - A Small Business Revolution - that achieved national media attention upon release and publication of his resulting video documentary.
Bobby J has appeared on stage with many acclaimed artists: Ali Ollie Woodson, Peabo Bryson, Michael Henderson, D. J. Rogers, Chuck Mangione, Patti Labelle, Aaron Neville, Ashford and Simpson, Kool and the Gang, the Drifters, the Dixie Cups, Usher, Raheem DeVaughn, Larry Graham, Air Supply, the Pointer Sisters, Gladys Knight, Billy Preston, Rockin' Dopsie Jr., and Irma Thomas, to name a few. Bobby J appeared in concert for BET Network with Pieces of A Dream, and alongside Rockin' Dopsie, Jr. for the 2014 NBA All Star Show.
Bobby J is a refreshing burst of energy and talent that warms even the chilliest of souls.
Bobby J is a New Orleans based soul master on vocals and percussion.
While on a drumming gig at a local tavern, the club owner recognized Bobby's true instrument - his melodious, raspy tenor voice - pulled him to center stage, and the rest is history.
'Bobby J' Jordan is best known for his lead vocal contribution (with former band Louisiana Purchase) on commercially released re-make recordings Every Time You Go Away, Ain't No Woman Like My Baby, and Baby Come Back. He's recognized for his 2005 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival performance; as sole music-related participant in the 2014-2015 Small Business Revolution of America campaign; and, for numerous onstage performances with internationally acclaimed artists.
Since 1990 as a solo artist with his Stuff Like That Band, Bobby sets the trend in cover entertainment. His soulful sound, image and style keeps him on the forefront, servicing communities of folk nationwide that care about music.
2015, the Small Business Revolution of America Video Series filmed and published Bobby J's themed documentary about perseverance in a small business, giving him national exposure. He tapped into untouched markets through Offbeat Magazine (rear cover), Pandora, on Billboards, YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, Notes on New Orleans, BIZ New Orleans, Fundera Ledger and more.
He is best known for his lead vocal contribution (with former band Louisiana Purchase) on commercially released re-make recordings Every Time You Go Away, Ain't No Woman Like My Baby, and Baby Come Back; his 2005 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival performance; his 2014 nomination and selection to the Small Business Revolution that garnered national recognition and increased popularity; and, numerous onstage performances with internationally acclaimed artists.
Bobby J continues to set the trend in cover entertainment, with image and style, servicing communities of folk that care about music. He is accompanied by his band Stuff Like That, on the scene since 1990.