Interview by Robert Cavuoto
Photo Credit: Julius Richardson
Jordan Rudess, composer and keyboardist for Grammy Award-winning prog-rock band Dream Theater, will embark on a two-month solo tour dubbed “An Evening with Jordan Rudess” this summer.
Audiences can expect to spend this intimate evening with Jordan immersed in his musical virtuosity on piano, keyboard, and guitar. If the vocal Gods are with him, he will sing too!
Jordan will also perform on GeoShred, the app he performs live on stage with Dream Theater. He will also show the audience some of the other musical apps he has helped to develop and maybe even a surprise instrument or two from his collection of keyboards. Fans will also be treated to a unique medley of Dream Theater songs and hear personal stories from his musical journey! Tickets to his shows can be purchased here: https://www.jordanrudess.com/tours/
I had the pleasure of speaking with Jordan about what fans can expect on his solo tour, the inspiration for picking up the guitar and incorporating it into his shows, how winning the Grammy with Dream Theater was a long time coming, and if there are any plans for him to play guitar with John Petrucci for Dream Theater. Check out our conversation, and remember that for more interviews, please follow My Global Mind on Facebook, Twitter, Spotify, and subscribe to their YouTube channel.
Jul. 06 – Dakota – Minneapolis, MN
Jul. 08 – City Winery – Chicago, IL
Jul. 09 – Kent Stage – Kent, OH
Jul. 10 – The Ludlow Garage – Cincinnati, OH
Jul. 11 – Tin Pan, Richmond, VA
Jul. 13 – City Winery – Washington, DC
Jul. 14 – Rams Head On Stage – Annapolis, MD
Jul. 16 – City Winery – New York City, NY
Jul. 17 – Ardmore Music Hall – Ardmore, PA
Jul. 21 – Katherine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center – Old Saybrook, CT
Jul. 22 – Center for the Arts – Natick, MA
Jul. 23 – Shalin Liu – Rockport, MA
Jul. 24 – Ridgefield Playhouse – Ridgefield, CT
Jul. 28 – Neighborhood Theatre – Charlotte, NC
Jul. 31 – State Theatre – Austin, TX
Aug. 03 – City Winery – Nashville, TN
Aug. 04 – City Winery – Atlanta, GA
Aug. 06 – Broward Center for the Performing Arts – Fort Lauderdale, FL
ABOUT JORDAN RUDESS
Voted “Best Keyboardist of All Time” (Music Radar Magazine), Jordan Rudess is best known as the keyboardist/multi-
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.