Oscar Jordan | Contributing Writer

Oscar has seen attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion, and C-beams glittering in the dark near the Tannhäuser Gate. He grew up on the mean streets of Chicago amidst the snow, the concrete, and the blues. Becoming obsessed with the guitar, he performed at local blues venues where he was educated amidst the real deal, while studying rock, metal, and diabolical shred.

As an actor he received conservatory training at the famed Goodman School of Drama in Chicago and thus began a long love affair with film, television, and theater. After moving to Los Angeles he appeared in many film and television productions. His band Oscar Jordan & The Mighty Sons Of Hercules released two critically acclaimed albums Mister Bad Luck and Eclectic Soul.

In addition to becoming a guitar educator, Oscar has been a contributing writer to Vintage Guitar Magazine and Music Connection Magazine since 2001. His in-depth knowledge of jazz, rock, metal history, and music gear was a perfect fit for the challenge of interviewing hundreds of the most talented musicians in the world.

Oscar has written for Mojo Magazine, was a long time contributing writer to Premier Guitar Magazine, and is the host of his own weekly radio talk show called Oscar’s Guitar Shop. He is a telegenic on-camera personality and guitar freak who loves everything from Mozart, Anita O’Day, Django Reinhardt, and 70’s funk. Oscar currently teaches guitar, works as a sideman, performs with The Mighty Sons Of Hercules, and is a long time practitioner of Silat, Kali, and JKD.


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