Local girl, Jordan Fleming, also known as “Jordy” the 17-year-old artist born and raised in Hanalei, is having concert at Anaina Hou’s Porter Pavilion in Kilauea on today from 6 to 9 p.m.
Fleming will be performing with a live band. Ian Cowden will be playing the bass, Angela Rose is the guitarist and Andrew Vastola plays the drums.
Since her debut album called “Call My Name” in 2019, she has released five new singles. Her music can be found on all digital platforms like Spotify, Apple Music and Sound Cloud.
“My favorite song I wrote is called ‘Money Rains’. Along with music I am very passionate about climate crisis. It’s a song about how our leaders today aren’t really acknowledging it like they should,” Fleming said.
All of Fleming’s music is meaningful and she can sing any genre. She has been writing songs since she could first write, she says, laughing and admitting they “might not have been real songs”.
“I would fill up little diaries, just little songs. But to be honest the songs didn’t really make sense,” Fleming said.
Fleming was born and raised in Hanalei. Originally she was a class of 2020 student at Kapa‘a High School, but she graduated a year early in 2019. She wrote her first real song called “Summer 17,” at the age of 15.
“My parents got me a guitar for my birthday. It was a basic expensive guitar and I started teaching myself. I wrote a song called ‘Summer 17.’ Before that I knew a little bit of ‘ukulele and piano,” Fleming said.
You can find this local girl at the beach with her friends, jamming on one of several different types of instruments while watching the sunset.
But, she’s leaving the island soon to attend music school overseas.
“In September, I will be moving to London to attend a music school for songwriting. I am leaning towards (BIM) British Institute of Modern Music,” Fleming said.
That trip to Europe will help Fleming check off another goal — the desire to travel to 30 different countries.
Fleming has a message for residents and visitors: All are welcome at the Friday show.
“I just want to leave a good message and have people resonate with one of my songs,” she said.
Tickets are $5 at the door and there will be food trucks and drinks at Jordy’s concert in Anaina Hou.