Up and coming guitar superstar Jordan Ziff wrote his first album, with then-band Age of Evil, when he was just 14. Signed to a German record label, Ziff enjoyed touring across Europe with his band Age of Evil as a young teen. By 2012, he had joined a Queensryche tribute band called The Ryche, while also joining Razer as well. In 2013, he started playing out live with Metalhead and then joined Marty Friedman’s touring band in 2015. He continues to record and tour live with Friedman, one of his childhood heroes, while also still playing out locally in Arizona with Metalhead and country cover band Georgia Chrome.
Over the years, he’s had the opportunity to trade riffs onstage with some of his heroes, including Michael Wilton and Eddie Jackson of Queensryche, George Lynch and Oni Logan (Dokken, Lynch Mob) and Slash.
The first time Ziff played for an audience was in the fourth grade at his school’s talent show.
“I wrote a song and my brother played drums and my friend played bass on a keyboard,” said Ziff. "It was my first moment of the feeling of totally kicking everyone’s ass on the guitar. The audience loved it. It’s the greatest feeling when people appreciate what you do.”
The Beatles, Santana, Jimmy Page, Randy Rhoads, Van Halen, John Sykes, Yngwie Malmsteen, Zakk Wylde, Marty Friedman, Jason Becker and Nuno Bettencourt
On Ziff’s very first album, 2007’s Living A Sick Dream with Age of Evil, Marty Friedman actually played a solo on the title track.