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Jordan Rudess


Jordan Rudess (Teclados)

Jordan Rudess entered the prestigious Juilliard School of Music at the age of nine for classical piano training. At age of nineteen, he began to include the rapidly developing world of synthesizers in his recordings and performances. Today, Jordan is a recording artist, composer, producer and performer.

Voted Best New Talent after his solo release "Listen" in the 1994 Keyboard Magazine Readers Poll Keyboardist category, Jordan is the newest member of the group Dream Theater. Jordan has played with guitarist Steve Morse and the legendary Dixie Dregs. He has recorded and toured with guitarist Vinnie Moore, written songs for- and recorded with singer Annie Haslam (Renaissance) and has recorded tracks with David Bowie. He has also toured internationally with fellow keyboardist, Jan Hammer and legendary drummer Tony Williams and regularly performs and records with Grammy award winners the Paul Winter Consort. His scoring can be heard with International Magician of the Year winner, Jeff McBride.

Jordan formed a two piece "power duo" with Dregs drummer Rod Morgenstein after joining him in the Dregs. The Rudess Morgenstein Project is a high powered progressive rock duo of keyboards and drums. The CD was released by Domo Records worldwide. Jordan's third solo album has also been released, and is entitled "Resonance."

Jordan can be heard along with Keith Emerson, Rick Wakeman and Patrick Moraz playing Chopin's Revolutionary Etude on "Steinway to Heaven", a Magna Carta release featuring rock Keyboard virtuosos playing piano classics. Jordan's recent releases include "Liquid Tension Experiment", which is a collaboration between Jordan, John Petrucci and Mike Portnoy of Dream Theater with bassist Tony Levin of King Crimson and Peter Gabriel notoriety - and two performances on "Encores Legends and Paradox" with drummer Simon Phillips, Violinist Jerry Goodman and Producer Robert Berry. These releases are also on the Magna Carta label. Dream Theater's newest album, entitled "Scenes From A Memory", was released in the fall of 1999, to a warm reception from Dream Theater fans worldwide. "Scenes" is available in stores now, from the Elektra Entertainment Group.

In the wake of the album's release, Dream Theater embarked on the Metropolis 2000 World Tour, and hundreds of thousands of fans worldwide were captivated by the live show. The tour resulted in the recent release of "Metropolis 2000: Scenes From New York", Dream Theater's first foray into the world of DVD.

Upon returning home from the tour, Jordan composed and recorded all the material for his upcoming solo release on Magna Carta. The album is being mixed currently and will be available soon.

Finally, Dream Theater is currently in the studio writing and recording their newest material, to be released sometime in the near future on Elektra.

On Jordan's web site you will see the most recent updates about concert appearances, hear samples of his CD's, make purchases and even contact him directly.