Jordan Kurland

Founder of Zeitgeist Artist Management

About Jordan Kurland

As the founder and head of San Francisco’s Zeitgeist Artist Management, LTD, Jordan Kurland brings nearly 20 years of experience in music management and concert promotions, along with a deep connection to the indie music scene, to his work. Since the late 1990s he has served at the helm of Zeitgeist, where he currently represents some of the most influential and popular touring artists of the past decade and beyond, including The New Pornographers and AC Newman, Death Cab for Cutie and Ben Gibbard, The Postal Service, The Head and the Heart, and She & Him. In tandem with Zeitgeist, Jordan Kurland co-produces Noise Pop and the Treasure Island Music Festival, two of the most celebrated annual music events in the Bay Area. Both festivals attract critically acclaimed acts from around the world. Noise Pop, which is in its 21st year, and Treasure Island, which is in its seventh, continue to showcase the talents of the most innovative musicians working today.

Before forming Zeitgeist, Jordan Kurland worked for David Lefkowitz’s Figurehead Management, where he represented the likes of grunge legends the Melvins, oddball virtuosos Primus, and contemporary jazz and funk stars Charlie Hunter and Galactic. While there, the promoter and manager joined the team at Noise Pop and subsequently helped introduce such up-and-coming groups as Modest Mouse, Spoon, and Beulah to a wider audience. Jordan Kurland moved to San Francisco and joined Figurehead in 1995 after receiving a bachelor of arts in psychology from Pitzer College. To read more about Kurland’s background and the artists he represents at Zeitgeist, please visit the company’s website at

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