POSTPONED Freewill + Jor’Dan Armstrong 3/24/21 (Rescheduled From 7/29/20)
JOR’DAN ARMSTRONG has a purpose. He also has a unique sound. And even more so, he has something to say. Though it may not be easy for most music listeners to classify Jor’Dan Armstrong as a Gospel artist because of his commercial mainstream sound, the 30- year old Baton Rouge, Louisiana native is definitely an inspiration.Armstrong is an outstanding vocalist and percussionist who has been performing since the age of five. A skilled producer and a passion for his craft, Armstrong’s music transcends the traditional approach to Gospel music and offers fresh perspective to many who have not been interested in the genre before.As a child Armstrong attend church frequently, it was there he discovered his love for music. His mother was a well-known soloist in the city and often brought him up to sing along with her. As a teen he tried to stay out of trouble and avoid the vices of the inner city streets that were swallowing his peers and music was he only escape.Armstrong’s music is heavenly influences by 90’s R&B and Hip Hip. Some of his favorite artist are Brandy, Prince, and Usher. His first got start producing for Hamilton Park, Netta Brielle, and Adrian Marcel after honing his craft he then began to produce for bigger names like Tyrese Gibson, Johnny Gill, and Keith Sweat.With all of the mainstream success, Armstrong had opportunities to pursuit a career as a mainstream R&B artist. However, Jesus Christ has always remained a constant theme throughout his work. Jor’Dan Armstrong’s last studio album, “52 weeks of summer,” was released in 2015.Since then, he has done work for Grammy Nominated artist Kierra Sheard, Bravo TV’s Real Housewives of Atlanta star, Demetria Mckinney, and has added another hat as an actor by taken a role in PureFlix “God Not Dead 2” that premiers Spring, 2016.Jor’Dan Armstrong’s goal is to broaden the scope of who gospel music can reach. He has had the privilege of traveling around the world and captivating audiences with his stage presence and unique sound.Armstrong has reached mass audiences through opening for well-known acts such as Isreal Haughton, Mary Mary and Fred Hammond, along with making national television appearances on The Word Network, performing at the flagship Apple Store in Soho, NY for Black Music Month.FREEWILL:Atlanta, GA native Freewill borrows sounds from the past to communicate a present and relevant message of love. Even though his roots are deeply embedded in gospel (faithfully singing at his local church where his father Pastor’s) you can clearly hear a mixture of neo soul, contemporary r&b, and jazz in the singer’s slightly raspy baritone voice and down to-earth storytelling which makes for a nostalgic feel-good vibe.Raised as a PK (Pastor Kid) Freewill grew up surrounded by music but becoming a recording artist was never his goal. However, that all change in October 2015 when his cousin Corey Jones was shot by a off duty police officer while waiting by his disabled car in Palm Beach Gardens, FL. His death was the inspiration for the project "Lets Talk". Corey was one of the first people to believe in Freewill as a artist and even played drums on some of his early work.“I believe his legacy will live on if we keep having conversations about what caused his death "Let's Talk" was created to be the soundtrack for conversations about Love, Forgiveness, Pain, and Faith. The world may be on fire, but that doesn't mean there aren't things in the world to still feel good about. Whether you're religious or not you must agree that real love is faithful and in these times it's the only thing that gives us hope”. - Freewill.