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Jazz Goes North: Petra Jordan: Surrender

Saturday, 27 August, 2022 - 20:00
free entry, reservation required

Introspective, personal, confessional.

‘Surrender’ is an audio visual project, a live acoustic performance of 4 songs captured on video and audio, and produced by Bai Kamara Jr. Guided by my experience with meditation and introspection about the dualities of the self, most songs on the album document a journey of healing and liberation from the ubiquitous yet futile search for love outside of oneself. In an effort to demystify attraction in romantic love, The Way We Dance is inspired by the recognition that we are attracted to that which is familiar. By recreating familiar situations from childhood we attempt to heal them as adults – as the “hidden wounds that need to heal attract the very thing that they most fear.” That is the way we grow, that is the way we dance. Surrender is about surrendering to that attraction, yet with the awareness of the power of the heart and love. Foreseeing a shattering storm ahead, once and for all I needed to face what I found so magnetic about an emotionally unavailable man. On a visceral level I knew that by letting my heart lead the way, I would emerge wiser and stronger in the end.
Following a two year period of self-introspection and healing the relationship with myself, I was ready to embark on healing the relationship with my musical career. With a newly found confidence and ground under my feet, Let Love speaks of finding freedom from other people’s opinions while recognizing the ego’s desire to be accepted and approved of by others. Heart On Her Sleeve is the only song on the EP that is not my personal story but a song written for the winner of a raffle that I organized at a Christmas concert…
~ Petra Jordan

Petra Jordan is a singer-songwriter and pianist of Slovak origin based in the Netherlands, playing soulful pop with jazzy harmonies and philosophy in between the lines.
She began writing original compositions around the age of 15 and her life and passion for music took her through the territories of the US, Europe and the Middle East. Petra’s interest in the nature of human consciousness, meditation and psychology is ever more reflected in her lyrics. Her musical influences range from Sting and Tori Amos to Pink Floyd, Massive Attack and Jamiroquai all the way to the ambient music of Asura and Entheogenic. Her voice has been compared to Chrissie Hynde and her music to Carole King or Diane Birch.
In 2017, Petra independently organized a self-sponsored tour in the USA, and throughout the years, she has performed in Belgium, Germany and Greece, as well as in numerous venues and clubs in the Netherlands and Slovakia. In the past, she has been among the winners of talent shows in both the US and her home country Slovakia. During her years in Belgium, she studied piano with Hans Lamal, a student of the world famous jazz pianist Chick Corea.
She is also the founder of the songwriting platform Message Of The Song and has given songwriting workshops at the Abbey Road Institute in Amsterdam, InHolland Conservatory in Haarlem, as well as independently organized courses and workshops.
Her newest work ‘Surrender’ is produced by a Brussels-based musician and producer Bai Kamara Jr.

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