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Jourdan Urbach

Jefferson Awards for Public Service
National Director
Jourdan Urbach is an award-winning musician and social entrepreneur, currently serving as National Director for the Jefferson Awards for Public Service, and Goodwill Ambassador to the UN Arts for Peace Council. Jourdan now resides in Park Slope, Brooklyn.In 1998, Jourdan founded his first non-profit, Children Helping Children to leverage his early music success to raise funds for children stricken with neurological illnesses. To date, through Concerts for a Cure conducted by seven chapters on three continents, CHC has raised well over $5 million for the international medical community. Bitten by the entrepreneurial bug, Jourdan went on to found and collaborate on more than half a dozen independently successful for-profit and not-for-profit ventures like collegephilanthropy.org and DevHound. After winning a Jefferson Award, our nation's highest honor for public service, Jourdan came on board to help the organization pivot from a focus on volunteerism towards a modern suite of social entrepreneurism programming. Jourdan consults through VASUdeva in the social enterprise space, and through SlopeDev in the tech arena.As a violinist and composer, his works have premiered at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center, the United Nations, Le Poisson Rouge, The Bitter End, and the Ventura Music Festival. Jourdan is featured on Steve Martin’s Grammy-winning album The Crow. As a film composer, his high-profile work on films like Elah & The Moon has been highlighted at Tribeca & Cannes. Spring engagements in New York include performances at WMP Concert Hall, the New York Society for Ethical Culture, Carnegie Hall, and Steinway Hall.​Jourdan plays an 1850 Vuillaume courtesy of Charles Beares, and a custom Viper by Mark Wood. He is represented exclusively in Europe and North America by Nancy Munoz and Anami Music.

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