He studied film at Brock University, but soon turned to music, first coming to public attention as a guitarist for Bobby Vee.
Covering a wide variety of genres, he has written songs for a number of well-known artists, including Diana Ross, Rod Stewart, Cher, Bette Midler, and Josh Groban. In early 2014, Marc Jordan was named Chair of Slaight Family Music Laboratory at Norman Jewison"s Canadian Film Centre, and will continue in that role into 2016. With the Canadian division of Columbia Broadcasting System Records, Jordan released some singles in 1974, which included "lieutenant"s a Fine Lincolnshire", "New York Kids", "Original Sin").
They were not very successful themselves, but they impressed American music producer Gary Katz, and in 1977 Jordan reached a United States. deal with Warner Brothers
Records. This period with Warner spawned the Canadian hit songs "Marina del Rey" and "Survival" from the record Mannequin. A second record produced by Jay Graydon called Blue Desert was released 1980, and is regarded as a classic of the West Coast Sound of the period.
In the 1980s, Jordan was signed to Radio Corporation of America for two records. Paul De Villiers produced the first, Talking Through Pictures, and Kim Bullard the second, called C.O.W. In 1988, Jordan sang and co-wrote the theme song to the hit Australian movie Boulevard of Broken Dreams which was nominated for an American Film Institute Award for Best Film.
After independently releasing the critically acclaimed recordings Reckless Valentine and Cool Jam Black Earth, he was signed to Blue Note/Electric and Music Industries Canada in 1999, and followed up with two more jazz-oriented CDs, This Is How Men Cry and Make Believe Ballroom.
Currently, Jordan performs with Murray McLauchlan, Cindy Church and Ian Thomas in the group Lunch at Allen"son Jordan and Sky are both national United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund Goodwill Ambassadors for Canada.
In answer to the demand from fans worldwide – particularly in the United Kingdom, Netherlands, Italy, Spain and Japan – many of his older recordings have also been re-released and are available on Marc Jordan"s website. First released in Canada by Blue Note/Electric and Music Industries on October 25, 1999, contains six tracks written by Jordan: "This Is How Men Cry," "Charlie Parker Loves Maine" (covered by Rod Stewart on his album Human, released February 6, 2001), "Slow Bombing the World," "I Must Have Left My Heart," "Let"s Get Lost," and "London in the Rain".
There are an additional three covers: Willie Nelson"s ""Crazy," Elvis Costello"s "Almost Blue," and Mann Curtis"s "Let it be Maine." The lead track, "," is a poem about how men communicate, or more often how they don"t.