Session Singer and Pianist
Hey there! Welcome to my page.
My name is Ivana Céspedes Jordan, professionally known as Vi Jordan.
I'm a proud Cuban-Mexican artist with a “retro-funk, neo-soul" style. I'm a studio vocalist with expertise performing as a soloist and group singer in latin, jazz, r&b, classical, funk and gospel genres in Los Angeles. When I was 5 years old, I started playing the piano, becoming a trained classical pianist, teacher and accompanist. Through my love for jazz and soul, I discovered my voice while touring with a competitive collegiate vocal jazz ensemble and eventually decided to pursue my career as a singer. My self-titled EP, “Vi Jordan” dropped in February 2022, following my viral YouTube video with members of Earth, Wind and Fire that recently hit 3 million views!
Amongst many other projects, I have appeared on Disney Channel, The Goldbergs ABC, I Can See Your Voice (winner Ep 7, S1!), a brand new feature film titled "Knights of Swing" where I play one of the lead female jazz singers, and have performed live at Grammy MusiCares behind Mavis Staples and Leon Bridges. I recently performed alongside Jean Smart on her award winning show "Hacks" and sang for Disney's biggest movie to date, "Encanto." Some other artists I've enjoyed singing with are Shoshana Bean, Crystal Starr and Adrienne Houghton.
When I'm not singing in studio, I am vocal coaching and mentoring new talent into the music industry on film sets, in recording studios and through my own virtual studio, Vocals By Vi. It is my ambition to promote musical integrity and excellence throughout my career, and to be the catalyst for other people, particularly Latina women, to thrive in their own musical careers.
News & Updates
The 3B's receive Best Jazz Group award from the Indie Music Channel!
"Knights of Swing"
I was able to participate in a heartwarming 1940's SAG film called the "Knights of Swing" as a lead jazz singer in a female trio called the 3B's. We had the honor of receiving awards for the Best Jazz Group, Best Jazz Video and Video Of the Year from the Indie Music Channel! This is my first time being awarded in my profession, and I couldn't be happier!
Performed at the Hollywood Bowl for Danny Elfman's Halloween Special!
The Hollywood Bowl
I got to fulfill a life-long dream and perform at the Hollywood Bowl itself with the incomparable Danny Elfman for a spooky Halloween show! He has done many major movie themes (Mission Impossible, Edward Scissorhands, Batman, The Nightmare Before Christmas, etc.) and was also apart of the iconic 70's hit band, Oingo Boingo! What a ride!
Vi @ Vibrato's
Vibrato Grill Jazz
My favorite spot to perform, I have the privilege of playing a few times a year with a great band, including Jack Majdecki (Glen Yarbrough, Sergio Mendes, Bobby Womack), Bill Cantos (Herb Alpert, Lea Salonga, Patti Austin) and Hussain Jiffry (Al McKay, Yenni, Dave Weckl). We play a host of funk tunes, classic pop and rock and I get to sing and play a beautiful grand piano. Come on through and let's have some fun together!
Watch my hit YT video! ~4.4M views~
In one of the most special nights of my career, I performed "I I Ever Lose This Heaven" with members of EARTH, WIND and FIRE's rhythm section, including Verdine White and John Paris for a music video that went viral last year! Check out this amazing cover we did in honor of Average White Band's version of this hit tune.
Feeling generous today?
In 2021, I made the biggest decision of my musical career thus far and recorded my own EP. I had some of the worlds BEST musicians playing on it, including Paul McCartney's drummer, Tony Bennett's pianist and Celia Cruz's original percussionist! It was an incredible experience, and it was also a huge investment. If you know what it's like to be an independent artist and would like to help me today, click the link below to help me pay off this massive dream project!
Had the incredible honor of singing behind Danny Elfman for his first performance at Coachella! What an experience to sing everything from Alice in Wonderland to Oingo Boingo classics!
Vocalist in the Los Angeles choir for the whole score composed by the incredible Germaine Franco and soundtrack by Lin Manuel Miranda.
Dolly Parton: A MusiCares Tribute
Background vocalist behind Mavis Staples, Leon Bridges and Jon Batiste at the beautiful Los Angeles Convention Center under the direction of Tim Davis.
I Can See Your Voice
The Tennis Champ on Episode 7, Season 1. I had the amazing opportunity to duet with Adrienne Bailon Houghton - watch to see if I won the episode!
"Hacks" Season 2, Ep 4 "The Captain's Wife"
Performed alongside Emmy-award winning actress Jean Smart on her hit comedy show, "Hacks" streaming now on HBO MAX! I was hired to arrange, play piano, sing and vocal coach "You Make Me Feel Like A Natural Woman" with a group of my singer friends on a fake cruise ship at the Disney Resort; such a fun gig!