May 2, 2013. An AMAZING trip to Regina, SK to perform for the 6th Annual PolkaFest April 26th and 27th at Casino Regina. April 26th Canada's Polka King, Walter Ostanek and I did an interview on CTV Morning Live - Regina then they had us play the show out. At the PolkaFest I shared the stage with Ken Runge and the Polka Pals, and Canada's Polka King, Walter Ostanek, and Saskatchewan's Grammy nominated polka band, The Western Senators. Willy Cole did a great job as emcee. The venue was just absolutely amazing and hospitality was great, they did a great job to make us feel welcome. A great time was had by all!
April 29th and 30th I was VERY honoured to be a "Special Guest" for the 7th Season of PolkaRama! Starring Canada's Polka King, Walter Ostanek and The Western Senators. Thanks to Casino Regina, Brian Sklar, Walter Ostanek, Taron Cochrane, and EVERYONE for making this trip so memorable.
Jordan to perform at Casino Regina!
January 16, 2013. Jordan Rody is extremely honoured to have the opportunity to perform at Casino Regina for their 6th Aunnal PolkaFest in Regina, SK April 26th-27th, 2013.
Jordan will be sharing the stage with Canada's Grammy winning polka king, Walter Ostanek, and Saskatchewan's Grammy nominated polka band, The Western Senators. For more information about the event and where to purchase tickets please go to the Casino Regina website (click here)
May News June 6, 2012 May 5th I had an amazing time performing at Yodelfest in Airdrie, Alberta. I had the honour of having accordionist Michael Bridge perform with me. Next year the date is set for May 11th, 2013. Special thanks to Miriam Dreher for having me there.
May 20th, I performed for the first time at the annual Bashaw Festival of Stars in Bashaw, Alberta. Once again I was joined with Michael Bridge. Special thanks to Ron and Penny and all the vollunteers for organizing the event, and Hanson Productions for the awesome job on sound, and Bill Borgwardt from CFCW for the great photos. To see the photos from Festival of Stars please click (here)
May 27th, I went to Calgary for Behind the Bellows, featuring Michael Bridge, and Fess n' Friends. I once again was joined with Michael Bridge.
For those of you that weren't able to see Michael and I in action here's a video from the Bashaw Festival of Stars, hope you enjoy...
Magnificent River Rats Festival!!!!
July 4, 2011 July 1st (Canada Day) saw us in Athabasca, Alberta at the Magnificent River Rats Festival. I was honoured to have the opportunity to perform for an event of that caliber, their hospatality was amazing, they made us feel right at home.
If you're ever in the Athabasca area I strongly suggest you check out this 2 day festival. I also had the opportunity to do a radio interview with 94.1 The River, and do a video interview with Danny Hooper from 790 CFCW.
Relay for Life!!
May 29th, 2011. Yesterday I had the opportunity to perform for Edmonton's 10th annual Relay for Life. It was my third time performing at the Edmonton Relay for Life, and I had a great time as always... it didn't snow, which was a plus! Special thanks to Mike McGuire from CISN Country (103.9 FM) for doing a GREAT job emceeing!
I will be performing at the Leduc Relay for Life this Friday (June 3rd). This will be the second time Leduc has had a Relay for Life, I was fortunate enough to have the chance to perform last year as well. The music line-up for this year looks great! Tracy Millar will be performing at 7:45PM-8:15PM, yours truly at 8:30PM-9:00PM, and Joanne Janzen at 10:30PM-11:30PM. There will also be MUCH MORE entertainment!
For those of you that don't know, Relay for Life helps raise money for cancer. Teams are able to fundraise money. Throughout a 12 hour time period people can walk/run around a course... some people run for 12 hours straight! It's always such a great time when people can get together with a common goal and work together to acheive it. I hope you're able to join us for the fight against cancer!
Calvin Vollrath's 18th CD Release Party!!
March 29, 2011. On March 12th I was honoured to be a part of Calvin Vollrath's 18th CD Release Party at the Shell Theatre in Fort Saskatchewan, AB. Special thanks to Calvin Vollrath, the band, the crew, and the Shell Theatre. If you weren't able to make it out to the show here's a video for you. Enjoy...
December 27, 2010. December 9th, The Jordan Rody Trio performed for the LCHS Christmas concert at the Maclab Centre for the Performing Arts in Leduc, AB. The show was well received from those in attendance.
December 23rd, was the last performance of 2010. It took place at Summerwood Village in Sherwood Park, AB. The residence that were there had a real great time, it was a great way to spread Christmas cheer.
2010 was certainly a good year. If you weren't able to make it too a show in 2010, I sure hope you can in 2011!
November 1st, 2010. The Oktoberfest season has officially wrapped up for us as of October 30th.
October 2nd, the season officially kicked off with a performance at the Royal Canadian Legion in Taber, AB. This event has been going for three years now, and I am very proud too say I am the first Polka act they have ever had.
October 16th, it was off to The Redwoods Retirement Residence in Red Deer, AB for their 2010 Oktoberfest Open House.
October 22nd, The Jordan Rody Duo, entertained at the 2010 Oktoberfest at Planeview Manor in Leduc, AB. It was great too see some old friends, aswell as make some new ones!
October 30th, the oktoberfest season ended with an oktoberfest that was organized by the Knights of Columbus. They did a fantastic job on putting the whole event together. Proceeds from the event went to a great cause, Society for Treatment of Autism in Calgary, AB.
There was lots of positive feedback from all the events, which is always a good thing. I can hardly wait too see what next year has in store! Ein Prosit!
Big Valley Jamboree!!!!
August 1st, 2010. Well, the 18th annual Big Valley Jamboree in Camrose, Alberta is officially wrapping up today. BVJ is one of the top Country music festivals in Canada, and attracts Country music fans from all over the world.
I was lucky enough to have the honour and privilege to perform on the Rogers Family Stage. This stage was designed for people 17 and under to showcase their talents, there were people from far away as Ontario taking the stage. The amount of talent on the stage was incredible, I was extremely impressed by everyone's performances.
Right now I'd like to thank Irma from Imac Management Inc. for setting up the show. Also the stage sponsors Rogers, CTV Edmonton, Panhandle Productions Ltd. and of course Big Valley Jamboree and all of their staff and volunteers that help make this event possible each and every year. I really enjoyed myself, and I hope I get the opportunity to perform there again sometime!
Jordan Rody to perform at Big Valley Jamboree!!!!
July 4th, 2010. Jordan Rody has been given the opportunity and privilege to perform at Big Valley Jamboree in Camrose, Alberta.
BVJ is one of the biggest country music festivals in Canada. With thousands of people in attendance, anybody is luck to get the chance to perform at this prestigious event.
While the festival runs from Thursday July 29th to August 1st, Jordan is set to take the stage Saturday July 31st, 2010, he will be performing at 12PM and one more time at 3PM. Jordan will be entertaining on the Roger's Family Stage.
This stage was designed to let people 17 and under have their chance to shine. Talened up-and-comers from all over Canada will be taking stage.
This year at BVJ on the main stage will be headliners Miranada Lambert, Martina McBride, and Keith Urban.
If you plan on coming to BVJ this year, swing by the Roger's Family Stage, Jordan Rody will be putting on a must see show!
June News June 13, 2010, June has certainly been a busy month so far. June started off with a Relay For Life performance in Leduc, AB on June 4th. It was great too see a Relay For Life in Leduc, this year was the first ever. Many people used to have to travel to different communities to fight against cancer, now they are happy they don't have too.
June 8th, was a performance at Lifestyles Senior Centre in Leduc, AB. It was my very first time at that seniors centre, and I think everyone enjoyed the entertainment.
June 10th, was another performance at a senior centre. This one was at Summerwood Village in Sherwood Park, AB. This was my second time at this centre and I had a great time! I received lots of positive feedback... which is a good thing!
June 11th, I did my third Relay For Life performance. This one was in Whitecourt, AB. Whitecourt has never had a Relay For Life before, and like Leduc, the citizens of Whitecourt and area, are happy they don't have far to travel far to fight now. There were lots of cancer survivours, and family members there for the fight. It's great to be part of an event like that, for such a good cause.
June 26th, The Jordan Rody Band will be performing for a private function in Edmonton, AB. If you have a social gathering, festival, or anything where people would enjoy great energetic polka music, feel free to contact me.
Jordan opens for Eli Barsi!!!!
February 8, 2010
Sorry I havn't wrote in a while, I hope everyone enjoyed their holidays. 2010 is certainly off to a good start for me. Yesterday I opened for Eli Barsi at the Maclab Centre in Leduc, AB.
For those of you that don't know, Eli Barsi has won numerous awards, 11 Canadian Charted Radio Singles, and has had 3 music videos on CMT. Eli is from Saskatchewan, and she is a great success on both sides of the border. Along side of Eli were John Cunningham on stand-up bass, and Lizzy Hoyt on fiddle/mandolin duties. They are truly great musicians. It was an absolute honour to get to open for her.
October 31, 2009
At the beginning of the month I was very honored and privileged to play with Johnny Koenig from Cleveland, OH. We played an Oktoberfest in Leavenworth, WA. It was my very first time playing an Oktoberfest and I wouldn't of had it any other way. Johnny's CD "The New Kid In Town" made the Grammy ballot last year. I backed the Johnny Koenig Band October 2nd, 3rd, 9th, and our last day of playing at the festival was the 10th.
The Leavenworth Oktoberfest is certainly a true German/Bavarian festival. They do a tremendous job of keeping the German/Bavarian tradition alive. We played 2 out of the 3 weekends at the festival. The festival continued on to October 16th, and 17th. We played to capacity crowds each time at the festival, and the crowds were amazing. If you like Oktoberfest, or German beer, or even bratwurst, I highly recommend the festival.
Yesterday the Jordan Rody Band entertained the folks at Extendicare Seniors Centre. We had fun playing for the folks there, we're very glad we get the opportunity to bring excitement and entertainment to their lives. Everybody was dancing and singing along with the songs, it was a good time had by all.
August 29, 2009
Hey folks the long awaited official Jordan Rody website is finally here! Thank you to everyone who came to check it out. It features tour dates, photos and much more, so feel free to browse around. I'd like to thank Darryl Kushneryk who helped me get the website going.
Earlier in the month we played a private function in Saskatchewan. We had a really great time, everyone made us feel right at home. Sunday August 23rd we made the long journey back home.
Yesterday we played at Extendicare Seniors Centre for our third time, and it was really fun. Our first time playing there was March 28th, and since then we have had the great pleasure of entertaining the folks there on two different occasions. and it is always so much fun to bring excitement to their lives. We hope we have the opportunity to play there again sometime.
I am really proud to announce that I won 2nd place in the intermediate category. Along with the talented Michael Bridge, and Alicia Baker we won 1st place in the band category. We named our band "International Connection."
K.I.O.T.A.C. certainly was an amazing experience, if you like accordions, and or accordion music, I highly recommend that you go to that festival. The only regret that I have is that I didn't go to the festival before. K.I.O.T.A.C. is just around the corner!!
June 30, 2009 I am really excited to be playing in Kimberley, B.C. for K.I.O.T.A.C. (Kimberley International Old Time Accordion championships). I well be competing. in 3 category's the junior category, intermediate category plus the band category. In the band category I well be joining forces with the talented Michael Bridge, and Alicia Baker. It well be my first time at the 7 day festival and I think I have a lot to look forward to. This year the festival is on July 6th till the 11th. I hope to see lots of you at the huge event.
Relay For Life!! May 23, 2009
We were really happy to play for Relay For Life. I really hope we can play there again next year. Special thanks to the soundman and to Sara Cardinal and everyone else that organized the huge event. They made us feel right at home, it was a great time had by all.
Jordan Rody to perform at Relay For Life!!!
May 4, 2009
I am happy to announce that I well be playing at Relay For Life. I well be playing in Edmonton, AB on May 23rd at Foot Field (near the UofA).
For those of you that don't know Relay For Life is a national event. There are Relay For Life events all over Canada and United States. Relay For Life is a charity event that raises money for cancer research. The way it works is teams members take turns going around a track for twenty-four hours. There are all sorts of things for kids to do there such as movies and games. It is always such a fun time there. Musicians that have been on the stage at the event include Edmonton's own Adam Gregory, Brett Kissel, and Leah Durelle. I am really proud to be playing for such a good cause as there are people all over the world effected by cancer. I really hope to see all of you there!!!
April News April 28, 2009
This month we played at the Shawnessy Lodge in Calgary, AB. It was a great success, everybody enjoyed the show. After the show there was a meet and greet where people were lined up and it was the topic of discussion for days.
Later in the month we made a 10 hour bus trip to Sun Peaks Music Festival (near Kamloops, B.C.). It was a really busy three day festival. The music festival was enjoyed by all and everyone had a good time. On the last day of the festival we made the long journey home. Everyone was really enjoying the fact they got to sleep in their own beds at home.
Next month we well be playing for a great chairity that raises money for cancer. I certainly can't wait till we get the oppritunity to play for Relay For Life it is such a good cause. See you there!
March News March 27, 2009
This month was a busy month! I received my new business cards and they look great! Special thanks to George Dorunda for designing them he did a fantastic job! Also to Minuteman Press for printing them and for being so nice.
Later that week we played at a Seniors Centre and the place was packed! The local newspaper was there to cover the event thanks for coming! (If you want to view the whole article. click here: Leduc Represenative. Then click view past archives. Then select March 28, 2009.) Also that evening "The Lost Notes" came by to make a special appearance and to check in on all of the fun. We are going to end the month off with a good old fashioned jam session on the 28th at Wilton Park Jamboree Jam. It should be lots of fun!