Desiree Jordan, a growing tour de force on the Washington, D.C., music scene, is prepared to showcase her vocal talents and stage persona – likened to Vanessa Williams, Celine Dion and Dorothy Dandridge by legendary vocal coach Wesley A. Boyd – at Silver Spring’s Local Live summer concert series on Aug. 6.

The singer and pianist was born in Washington, D.C., and raised in Silver Spring, Md., and said she developed her love for music growing up in church. Using her gospel roots, Jordan went on to perform with the Washington Performing Arts Society’s Children of the Gospel Mass Choir and Psalms Ministries before entering her freshman year of college at the University of Maryland, College Park. There, she became an active member of the gospel choir and became a youth director at church in the District.

As an intern during her college years, Jordan worked behind the scenes as concert liaison and host of the information and merchandise tents for the Silver Spring Regional Center’s Thursday night concert series, Silver Spring Swings. Now, she’s set to make her debut on the foreground with band DeseJo.

The concert is sponsored by Downtown Silver Spring, Courtyard by Marriott and DeseJo Entertainment.

The Silver Spring Friday Local Live Summer Concert Series takes place 6:30-8:30 p.m. at 916 Ellsworth Drive. For more information visit and