Joseph Jordan is an award-winning photo/journalist with a passion for and commitment to the Blues.
A longtime journalist, critic, reviewer, and music photographer, Joseph specializes in the Bay Area and national Blues scene, and was the recipient of the 2001 West Coast Blues Hall of Fame “Blues Writer of the Year” award. He has been a contributing writer with numerous publications, including de Capo Press, Blues Blast Magazine, Blues Music Magazine, Blues Access, Blues Revue, and Southland Blues. His decade-long Southland Blues columns were read by 35,000+ blues-fans monthly. During his tenure as National Editor of Southland Blues Magazine, the publication was honored with The Blues Foundation’s “Keeping the Blues Alive” award (2004). In 2001, he served as the Bay Area Blues contributor to De Capo Press' "The Jazz and Blues Lover's Guide to the U.S."
Joseph has written liner notes for countless Blues CD releases, including work for Bullseye, Black Top, Burnside, Blue Rock'it, Mountain Top, Blind Pig Records and several individual artists. His photographs of Blues musicians have appeared in magazines nationwide as well as Europe & Japan.
Joseph’s talents have also extended to working with the San Francisco, Santa Cruz, San Jose, Stockton, and Stern Grove Blues Festivals, and other major Blues events. His event contributions included writing program articles and bios, hiring festival talent, and emceeing numerous greater Bay Area Blues festivals/events. He is formerly Senior Journalist, Board Member, Blues in the Schools Chair and Vice-President of The Golden Gate Blues Society and remains closely connected with them as a trusted advisor.
Joseph is currently a Contributing Writer with Blues Blast Magazine and Blues Music Magazine, as well as a proud member of The Blues Foundation.
He resides in the City by the Bay.