my story

Robert Jordan is an R&B and gospel singer and musician. From the 70's Jack the Rapper Convention and NACA Tour (that served as stepping stones to showcasing his talent), to the Small Business Revolution of America Video Documentary Series (championed by Deluxe Corporation and Nonfiction Films), Bobby J has commanded stages with his melodious, raspy tenor voice. 

early life

Bobby was born into a family of gospel singers. He was educated in public schools. He played drums in school bands, for talent shows and for community choirs.  After receiving a high school diploma from McDonogh #35, he continued his education at Southern University of New Orleans, with a major in music. During that time, he met Billy Preston at a Gospel Music Workshop. After hearing Bobby play, Billy offered Bobby a spot in his band. However, though his father agreed, his mother turned down the offer because she wanted Bobby to complete his education. Though disappointed, he continued on his career path as a freelance musician.


A drummer by trade, playing with only the top local bands in his hometown, it wasn't until the early 80's that he was recruited to tour with the Louisiana Purchase Band. One of four male vocalists, he recorded the lead vocals on commercial re-makes (vinyls at the time) Every Time You Go AwayAin't No Woman Like My Baby, and Baby Come Back

When the group disbanded in 1990, Bobby established his own entity, which ended in 2022, but not before making an impact on a community of folk who loved music and the artists who created the magic. Bobby J & Stuff Like That Band serviced families, social and corporate organizations with supreme entertainment that was loved by all. His network of clients included the NBA All Stars • House of Blues • Coca Cola •  BET Network • New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival • Louisiana Police Jury Association • Iberia, First Bank & Trust, Fidelity • Harrahs, Boomtown, Treasure Chest, Magic, President Casinos • Zulu Social and Pleasure Club • Preservation Resource Center • NOBLE • 100 Black Men • Crime Stoppers of GNO • Junior Achievement • Jackson Hole Wyoming Mangy Moose Saloon • Computer Share, Shelton CT • Each One Save One • Southern and Loyola Universities • Metairie, New Orleans, English Turn Country Clubs • Sacred Heart Academy Alumni • Beau Brummell • Louisiana Restaurant Association •  Imago Relationships • Century 21 • NOMA • Arb Meetings and Events • Delta Sigma Theta Alumunae of NOLA and Lake Charles • Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity • Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Austin Texas • NFL's Archie Manning • WVUE's Shelby Latino • ESPN's Mike Smith • The Brennan Family • Nomtoc • AGA (American Gas Association) • Tallageda College and a host of others.

In concert, he shared the stage with some of the world's most revered artists, namely 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, Frankie Beverly & Maze, Bobby "Blue" Bland, D. J. Rogers, Chuck Mangione, Patti Labelle, and Margie Joseph

Bobby J not only contributed to the secular music industry with recognition in UK Brides Magazine, Offbeat Magazine (rear cover), the New Orleans Advocate, Notes on New OrleansBIZ New Orleans, and Fundera Ledger, he contributed to the gospel industry as well. For his dedication to gospel music, he was a 2001 recipient of the Gospel is Alive Award presented by the Jazz Foundation of America. 


Bobby currently resides in the New Orleans area, continues to play drums for his church choir, and provides live secular entertainment when called to do so. He is also in the recording studio with his new coterie of musicians, Southern Feel Band.