Ronny Jordan (born Ronald Laurence Albert Simpson on 29 November 1962 in London, England) is a guitarist at the forefront of the acid jazz movement at the end of the twentieth century. Additionally, Jordan can be included in several other jazz genres such as Urban jazz, jazz funk, crossover jazz, and smooth jazz. He came to prominence after being featured on Guru's Jazzmatazz, Vol. 1, which saw release in 1993. He was also one of the artists whose recordings are featured on Stolen Moments: Red Hot + Cool — a compilation album released in 1994 to benefit the Red Hot Organization.
Ever since the release of 1992's The Antidote, recordings from Jordan have been a mainstay on a variety of Billboard charts. He has also been the recipient of many awards, including The MOBO Best Jazz Act Award as well as Gibson Guitar Best Jazz Guitarist Award. His 2000 release, A Brighter Day, was nominated for a Grammy award in the Best Contemporary Jazz Album category.
His song "The Jackal" gained prominence when C. J. Cregg lip-synched it in an episode of The West Wing.