Meet Jordan Kurland— Brilliant Corners Artist Management Founding Partner And Record Collector

I first met Brilliant Corners Artist Management Founding Partner Jordan Kurland back in 2017 at my friend David Hyman’s former home Northern California, holding in his hands a new Transfiguration Axia cartridge.

(Hyman’s resume includes CEO of MOG and Beats Music as well as Gracenote, the company that innovated the CDDB (Compact Disc Data Base). Now Hyman’s moved on and is co-founder and CEO of Unagi Scooters).

Kurland remains happily “trapped” in the music business helping, along with his partners, to shape the careers of artists and groups that include among many others, Death Cab For Cutie, The New Pornographers, The Postal Service, and Ridgewood, New Jersey’s own Real Estate. Mr. Kurland’s activities also include being a partner in Bay Area concert promoter and production company Noise Pop Industries, as well as political activism, which, based on the company website description he refreshingly does not separate from his artists management business. Nor, despite the rock and pop heavy roster, does he separate his love for jazz from his company’s identity, named after the Thelonious Monk album featuring Sonny Rollins. His son Theo is named after Monk.

As you may have already figured out, Mr. Kurland is an avid record collector. I “met” him again recently through his publicist, who, without knowing I’d already met his client, asked if I’d like to interview him about his record collecting activities. At the time, it seemed like a good idea and after the interview, I concluded it was. It also will hopefully be the first of many record collector profiles. By the way, the photo at the top is not how or where Kurland sits when he does his serious listening!

Kurland began collecting at age 7, with every Kiss album. His who obsession began at age 10, but jazz is his real passion and his collection is at around 5000 and definitely growing.

Jordan Kurland

Anton D's picture

Please thank him for great work on the Stern Grove Music festival and let him know his taste in who he works with artistically is impeccable.

If he drinks fine wine, he has an open invitation.

Katekoeppel's picture

So nice to see and hear from another familiar friendly face around here! Jordan has a very cool record collection, and an extensive jazz collection as well that he shares from time to time on Instagram.