Dr. Jordan Institute is the classically trained vocalist and lyricist Nicole Jordan from Trinidad & Tobago, Mark Tuinstra on guitar and Stefan Kruger on drums: two musicians/producers from Amsterdam. The music is a blend of Caribbean, classical, electronics, spicy guitar, and hybrid rhythms topped with Nicole’s vocal acrobatics. Sean Fasciani on bass, Shana Bossmann on keys.
Nicole Jordan (Trinidad and Tobago) was raised in Canada, but she has made her home in Rotterdam, NL. Nicole brings her multifaceted musical background in classical music, Caribbean rhythms and folklore, and harmony singing to the Dr. Jordan Institute. Sometimes soothing, sometimes wild, Nicole's voice and lyrics mix her quirky sense of humor with her reflections on the darker sides of life. Nicole has a PhD in Music Performance Studies and a Masters in Music Psychology. She likes science fiction, trees, and eating with her hands.
Mark Tuinstra (Amsterdam)
grew up in a musical environment – his father was a drummer and his mother played piano and guitar. Mark first played classical piano, then was gripped by drums, bass and finally the guitar. He founded Afro-Latin band Bernie's Lounge and played over ten years with them.
Currently he plays with The Nordanians (with Oene van Geel and Niti Ranjan Biswas), the Omar Ka Band and organises the Amsterdam based weekly Keppler Sessions with bassplayer Tony Overwater. He toured throughout Europe, Brazil, Jordan, South-Africa, Turkey, Guatemala, Bulgaria, Senegal, Japan, Mexico and Egypt.
Stefan Kruger (Amsterdam)
studied Jazz Drums at the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague
(cum laude) and Rotterdam (World Music) and is (co-)founder of numerous bands like
He produced albums of Jazz singer Ruben Hein, Ethiopian singer Minyeshu and co-produced Joe Jackson’s albums
The Duke and Fast Forward.
He was Musical Director and
drummer of Caro Emerald’s live band. With his bands Stefan has toured all over the world and still does with Zuco 103.