Salt Lake City, 2021
Jordan Hess started studying classical violin at the age of 5. This was paired with an interest and aptitude for wood working, and by the age of 14 he had designed and built an instrument resembling a violin entirely of his own accord. Soon thereafter he began a maker’s apprenticeship at Indianapolis Violins, under Christ Ulbricht and Ted Skreko. Since 2014 Jordan has been living and working in Salt Lake City, first studying under local maker John Young before establishing his own business. He enjoys researching classical working methods and concepts, as violin acoustics and physics. This has led to opportunities to lecture alongside other professionals in the field such as Iris Carr, Andrew Ryan, Nathan Giem and others. Jordan’s work is unique in that he has the mind of both a maker and a musician. Because of this he is able to cater to the needs of high level musicians, providing an unmatched quality of sound and playability. Jordan offers new instruments for sale, as well as setup and tonal adjustment.