Breaking the stereotypes of classically trained musicians hopping on the “pop” train, Jordan Critz, of Fort Worth, TX, effectively takes the leap from Debussy and Mozart to the pop/rock scene – without one pause. With a blended sound of Bono, Bruce Hornsby and the Counting Crows, Critz brings a fresh sound of post-90s vintage guitars, rock piano and lyrics that bridge the gap of human pain and spiritual wonder.
Critz was classically trained on the piano and classical guitar at a very young age. Because of this, he is just as at home on a piano as he is on the guitar, Celtic whistles and other various instruments. It was his love and unorthodox approach to music that fueled his early start. By the age of 7, he could be found improvising and creating compositions of his own. Critz composed the soundtrack for a documentary film that won 3 Telly Awards (www.tellyawards.com) and also composed an Irish Celtic soundtrack that is available on iTunes and many other music stores.
He’s composed music for Porsche, Mini Cooper, CBS, Care Now and many other corporate ads. When he’s not in the studio working on his own projects, Critz works as a producer for many up and coming artists and bands from around the country. He’s the owner of Third Orbit Studios in Dallas, TX.
His debut release, Nightlights and Melted Ice, is a symbolism of hope in the dark; of taking steps on faith and the hope of new life after the winter has come to an end.