Montell Jordan Concert
If you didn’t attend the recent Montell Jordan and Victory World Music concert at the Historic Douglass Theatre, you missed THE gospel set of the year.
In many ways, Montell Jordan has come full circle. A former R&B and Hip Hop star, Montell Jordan excelled as a singer, songwriter, record producer, and actor. Originally hailing from Los Angeles, he emerged as a popular entertainer in 1995 with a debut album that heavily sampled the music of B.B. King. Jordan ultimately became the main solo male artist on the Def Soul spin-off of Def Jam Recordings, which also represented Musiq, Patti LaBelle, Christina Milian, Dru Hill, Sisqó, Isley Brothers, and Kelly Price.
Unbeknownst to many, Montell Jordan has always been involved in church ministry. He flourished as a church musician from the age of nine or 10, instead of being involved in athletics. One of his greatest musical mentors was the late Pastor Richard Stubbs, who trained Jordan and other kids in the church to play music by ear.
Jordan was influenced by great songwriters like Smokey Robinson and gifted musicians like Stevie Wonder in subsequent years. About his connections with music, Jordan stated in a recent interview, “Though I grew up as a church kid, I loved music that inspired and encouraged people regardless of whether it was church music or just music to make you feel good, so a lot of my inspiration revolved around musicians that just made people feel good.”
In 2010, he left a secular recording career to become a Christian worship minister and currently leads the worship team—Victory World Music—at the multi-ethnic Victory World Church in suburban Atlanta.
Victory World Music recently performed in concert at the Historic Douglass Theatre. Joining Jordan on stage were vocalists (from left): Todd McVicker, Danielle Cruz, Sydney Jordan, and Katy Fitzgerald. These stellar vocalists were backed up by musicians Daniel Arturo Quintanilla, Darren Bryson, Kyle Cruz, Milton Torres, Dewey Barfield. Audio whiz Nathan Williams made sure the sound generated by the group was properly mixed.
Check out the video above of Victory World Music’s rendition of “Great I Am” during their Douglass Theatre concert and check out the concert setlist below.
Let’s Go (dub step intro)
You Are (radio version)
One Thing Remains (with Reggie Remix)
Great I Am
Psalm 139 (with Scripture reading)
Break Every Chain
Here are some photos taken at the concert: