An Evening with Jordan Rudess
Wednesday, Apr 12, 2017 10:30 PM EDT
(9:45 PM Doors)
Iridium, New York, NY
Voted "Best Keyboardist of All Time" by Music Radar Magazine, Jordan Rudess is best known as the keyboardist/multi-instrumentalist extraordinaire for platinum-selling Grammy- nominated prog rock band, Dream Theater. He trained at the world-renowned Juilliard School of Music, where he first studied as a child prodigy at age nine. As a teen, he defected to synthesizers in a classic act of rock ’n’ roll rebellion. In 1994, Keyboard readers voted him “best new talent,” and in the more than two decades since has become the universally acknowledged heir to the shredding throne of such prog-rock royalty as Keith Emerson and Rick Wakeman, but with his unique fusion of classical technique and influences melded with rock sensibility.
In addition to playing in Dream Theater, Jordan has worked with a wide range of artists including David Bowie, Jan Hammer, Enrique Iglesias, the Paul Winter Consort, Annie Haslam, LMR, his side project with Tony Levin and Marco Minneman, Liquid Tension Experiment, Steven Wilson, Aviv Geffen, the Dixie Dregs, Rod Morgenstein and Tony Williams among others. Jordan’s interest in state-of-the-art keyboard controllers and music apps are another area of his career in which he has achieved success. Jordan owns the successful App development company Wizdom Music, creators of award-winning apps such as MorphWiz, SampleWiz, and Geo Synthesizer. Wizdom Music’s latest app GeoShred, was created in collaboration with moForte, founding members of Stanford University’s Sondius team. Visit jordanrudess.com and wizdommusic.com.
His performance is plain beautiful and his touch is so musical and delicate. Conclusion…Rudess is a monster.”
- Trevor Rabin (Member of band Yes, Film Composer)
... the most successful fusion of rock and classical sensibilities I have heard.”
- Steven Wilson (Producer, Solo Artist)