Chris Nordman plays Multi Keyboards, and performs with his own band, and other bands in Michigan, Florida, and
surrounding areas. Coming from Classical roots (several years at Interlochen National Music Camp performing
on Piano, Organ, and 'Cello), staff organist at St. Hugo in the Hills Church in Bloomfield, Choir Director at
Fellowship United Methodist Church in Troy, MI,
Chris became a top "on call" musician to back many acts for shows in Michigan in the 1970's on, playing with the
Drifters, Coasters, Chuck Berry, Mel Torme', Bob Hope, and many other acts across all genre's
During this time, Chris and his "Detroit" Trio and augmented group played regularly for corporate and private
events, and house gigs at the Detroit Yacht Club, Detroit Athletic Club, Grosse Pointe Yacht Club, Hyatt Regency,
and other venues.
He has led the Chris Nordman Group since 1979, playing thousands of events, shows and clubs. Loving Blues
and Jazz, as well as Classic Rock, Country, and Pop, Chris is now frequently seen at locations near his bases in Michigan and Florida, performing at venues throughout both states and the surrounding area.
Since 2014, Chris had been the primary Keyboard Player in the Chris Canas Band, based in Michigan, and the
Buddy Blues Band, based in Orlando, Florida.
Chris currently plays with EasyStreet out of the Daytona, Florida area full time.
The Chris Nordman Trio, based in Central Florida, has been nominated by Orlando Weekly as "Top Jazz Act" 2022 and 2023
A proud Hammond Artist, Chris currently plays a Hammond XK-5 and Privia Piano through various amplifier
combinations (primarily Leslie Brand), and has used both for recording.
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Ward Dumigan, an outstanding upright and electric bass
player originally from the Syracuse – Rochester New York
area has been in demand in the blues, jazz and rock
scenes wherever he lands.
Ward has played with Chuck Mangione, on the Mickey
Gilley Tour, The Proof, New Shangri-La’s, and many other
groups in the central New York Region.
In Florida primarily from 2006 on, Ward has played with
numerous bands in a variety of genres, including Hayfire
(Country), Little Mookie (Blues), Buddy Blues Band
(Blues), Vessel (Christian), and as an on call for dates
throughout Central Florida.
On the Chris Nordman Trio Album, Ward chose to play his
Yamaha TRB JPII 6 String, and NS Design CRM4 Electric
Drummer Joe Adcock hails from the southwestern shores of
Michigan originally, and has been Central Florida based most of
his adult life.
In the late 60’s and 1970’s, Joe played in everything from Rock
and Heavy Metal Bands, to marching and symphonic bands in high
This diverse background, led him to Disney, where he was a staff
musician for many years at several of the Disney Parks, and
worked with fellow top percussionists as Harvey Lang (Clark Terry,
Wayne Newton), Don Lamond (Woody Herman).
Joe has done stints in Nashville, and throughout the country with
numerous touring acts. He currently teaches percussion, plays extensively throughout Florida, and is also the staff drummer with Cactus Jack and the Cadillacs.
Joe proudly endorses Trick Drums.
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With nearly 50 Years of Playing Shows and Incidental Music for Conventions, Chris Nordman Band is the logical choice for Orlando Area Convention Music
Chris Nordman has been a member of the American Federation of Musicians for over 40 years, and can handle your AFL-CIO and other Union Musical Contracting Needs
In Addition to the Chris Nordman Band, we have available bands from every genre in Central Florida: Variety Bands, Dance Bands, Oldies Band, Country Bands, Blues Bands and More !