Jordan Armstrong is a composer and pianist for film, TV, and theatre. She is best known for her whimsical score to 80 episodes of the award-winning CBC Kids Podcast “The Story Store”, and for her work at The Second City comedy theatre in Toronto where she performed improvised accompaniment for thousands of live shows over an eight-year stretch.
Highlights include composing for and musical directing three critically-acclaimed Second City Mainstage reviews, Death Ray Cabaret (Best of the Fest, Outstanding Performance, Outstanding Production Toronto Fringe 2019), One Night Only (Dora nominee, Outstanding Musical Direction), The Adventures of Tom Shadow (Canadian Comedy Award winner) and the spontaneous live music show Improv Karaoke. In 2019, Jordan was chosen by comedian Cole Escola to support their sold-out Toronto show, “Help! I’m Stuck!” with a fully improvised piano accompaniment – no music, no rehearsal!
As a composer and music producer, Jordan draws on her years of collaborative experience to work closely with directors to realize their vision. Recent scoring projects include the musical web-series “Haunters,” written and produced by Blain Watters (“Sleeping Giant”) and J Adam Brown (“Degrassi: The Next Generation”) and the award-winning CBC Kids Podcast “The Story Store.” Jordan worked as a co-writer and producer with Rodrigo Fernandez-Stoll (“Kim’s Convenience,” “Baroness Von Sketch Show”) on his comedy album project “Fog and Lasers II.” Jordan’s newest project “Outside Drawn” features her own animated short videos with original score.
Jordan works out of her home studio in Toronto which is overflowing with potted plants and rented instruments and a studio cat named Sally.
FILM & TV SCORE SAMPLES
CBC’s The Story Store (Reelcrafter, with show logo image)
Haunters (Reelcrafter, with webseries poster image)