Jordan Frazier, bass, has performed, recorded and toured worldwide with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra since 1993 and was appointed a member of the orchestra in 2006. He is a former member of the L’Orchestra Ciudad de Barcelona and currently is a member of the American Composers Orchestra, American Symphony Orchestra and Principal Bass of the Westchester Philharmonic and Bard Festival Orchestra.
In addition, he has performed as principal bass with the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, as well as the Pittsburgh and Cincinnati Symphonies, the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Orchestra of St. Luke’s, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, NYC Opera, NYC Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, Brooklyn Philharmonic, and the Mark Morris Dance Company among others. Equally at home playing period music, he has performed and recorded with the Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra, both in Toronto and at the Klang und Raum Festival in Bavaria. Jordan is also Principal Bass of the Carmel Bach Festival Orchestra, in Carmel, CA, where he has performed in the summer since 1996.
As a chamber musician, Mr. Frazier has performed as a guest with Bargemusic, Helicon Ensemble, Speculum Musicae, The Los Angeles Piano Quartet, and the Corigliano, Jupiter, and Daedalus Quartets. Recording credits include Sony Classical, Harmonium Mundi, Nonesuch, London, Decca/Argo, EMI, Koch, Musical Heritage Society, and Deutsche Grammophon.
A native of Cleveland, Mr. Frazier received his musical training at the Interlochen Arts Academy and the Manhattan School of Music, and is currently on the faculty of the Mannes College of Music. Jordan lives in Fredonia, NY with his wife, bassoonist Laura Koepke and their two boys, Nicholas and Calvin.