Esteban Jordan [1939-2010]
Also known as “El Parche” and the “Accordion Wizard,” Esteban is one of the most skilled and creative accordion players in Texas. Influenced by Valerio Longoria, he took up the instrument and mastered it at a very young age.
Although he always stayed close to his conjunto roots, he has experimented with many styles from jazz to rock, pushing the limits of his skills and the accordion. His 1986 album Return of El Parche is a good example of his creativity.
In 1988 he was invited to the Hohner accordion factory in Germany to help develop an accordion to his specifications. The company reissued it in 2009 as the Steve Jordan “Rockordeon.”