Hometown: St. Paul, MN
Jordis was born in Massachusetts. Her father, originally from Tonga, Polynesia (an island in the South Pacific), is a musician, so the family (including her mother, brother and sister) moved around frequently. They settled in St. Paul, Minnesota when she was about 10-years-old.
She has performed in front of hundreds touring with her band The Fighting Tongs. The band performed in the concert tour "Riverfest," along with Twisted Sister, Anthrax, Sevendust and Damage Plan. In 2004, she was a contestant on CBS's "Star Search."'
When she was a senior in high school, she attended the Perpich Center for Arts Education where she lived in the dormitory and studied music.
Jordis is strongly influenced by Etta James but has also been influenced by Stevie Wonder and Ray Charles. A couple of her favorite CDs right now are The Very Best of Otis Redding and The Feeding by American Head Charge.
She plays some guitar.
Her birth date is August 6, 1982.