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Jordan Lipp has been a drummer and enthusiast of the craft since picking up his first pair of drumsticks at age 12.
Since his older brother, Paul, was an accomplished self-taught guitarist, Jordan felt compelled to take up drumming in order fill the void in his brother’s first band. After only months of getting his first drum set, Jordan was playing gigs and practicing incessantly. Inspired by Roy “Futureman” Wooten, of Bela Fleck & The Flecktones, Jordan took up the Zendrum (www.zendrum.com), and became the youngest endorsee of the instrument at age 13.
Soon thereafter, Jordan was playing over 150 shows a year with the acclaimed electric jazz trio, Jive Turkey, featuring his brother Paul on electric guitar, and bass virtuoso, John Davis (www.thebunkerstudio.com).
In 2002, Jordan received a scholarship to attend the prestigious Berklee College of Music, where he had the opportunity to study with greats like Rod Morgenstein, Mike Mangini, Kim Plainfield, Ralph Peterson and Dave DiCenso. During this time, Jordan was also involved in numerous musical projects and recordings, including Restless Radio, a quirky pop/rock suit fronted by his brother, Paul (www.myspace.com/restlessradioband) and Clarias (www.clariasmusic.com).
In 2006, Clarias won the title of “Boston’s Best Band” by Mix 98.5 FM, after beating out over 250 competitors, winning to opportunity to open for Bon Jovi at Gillette Stadium. Since it’s inception, the group has shared the stage with such diverse acts as Kanye West, Jimmy Buffet, and Nickelback; and have toured nationally and internationally – most recently to Japan in late 2009.
In early 2011, Jordan began playing with Boston’s premier country rock band, DIGGER DAWG. Formed by Joe Scopa in 2004, the band has been performing in and around New England – opening for country super stars like: Alan Jackson, Gretchen Wilson, Sugarland, Montgomery Gentry, Reba McEntire, Travis Tritt, Tim McGraw, Steve Azar, Josh Turner, Kellie Pickler, Keith Anderson, Tracy Byrd, Julie Roberts, Brooks and Dunn, George Strait, Eric Church, Phil Vassar, Brad Paisley, Jo Dee Messina, Blake Shelton, Chuck Wicks, Jimmy Wayne, David Nail, Lonestar, Loretta Lynne, and many many more…
Jordan currently resides in NYC, with his three imperial goldfish and his ferret, Mr. Marmalade. He is currently looking for new projects and collaborations…
1997 – Jive Turkey, Self-Titled
1998 – Jive Turkey, There Are No Words
1999 – John Davis Trio, Live at Pomfret
2001 – Tourist, Self-Titled
2001 – Tourist, Live at Connecticut College
2003 – The Waking Slows, It Comes Apart
2004 – Ryanhood, Forward
2006 – Infinite Frequency, What If?
2007- Restless Radio, Stay Close to Me
2007 – Clarias, Live at Sweetwater Cafe
2008 – Clarias, The Days of the Getaway
2009 – Restless Radio, Things Could Be Different This Time
2009 – The Tim Peck Trio, Live at The Vanilla Bean
2010 – Clarias, The 2197 EP
2011 – Clarias, TBA
Experience & Education
Drummer, Country Western All Star for Digger DawgJanuary 2011 to September 2011 (8 months)
DIGGER DAWG has been performing in and around New England and beyond since early 2004 and has opened for country super stars like: Alan Jackson, Gretchen Wilson, Sugarland, Montgomery Gentry, Reba McEntire, Travis Tritt, Tim McGraw, Brooks and Dunn, George Strait, Eric Church, Brad Paisley and more!
Drummer, Vocalist, Songwriter for ClariasMay 2006 to September 2011 (over 5 years)
Named "Boston's Best Band" by Boston's Mix 98.5, Clarias is a pop/rock band that has played across the world - from small basement clubs, to amphitheaters and stadiums - having opened for Bon Jovi, Nickleback, Jimmy Buffet, Kanye West, amongst others.
Drummer, Vocalist for Restless RadioFebruary 2006 to January 2009 (about 3 years)
Restless Radio is an art rock/pop band based in Boston, Massachusetts. Siblings Paul Erik Lipp and Jordan Lipp founded the group in 2005. Their music often combines elegant pop melodies with unusual rhythms, odd time signatures, and dense layers of guitars and synthesizers.
BA in Drumset Performance at Berklee College of Music2002 to 2006 (4 years)