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Jordan Rudess on Solo Tour “An Evening with Jordan Rudess” – It’s Natural for Me to Take People on a Journey with Music and Storytelling!

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:

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.

Tour dates:


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


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            Voted “Best Keyboardist of All Time” (Music Radar Magazine), Jordan Rudess is best known as the keyboardist/multi-instrumentalist extraordinaire for platinum-selling Grammy-Award winning 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 since then has become the universally acknowledged heir to the shredding throne of such prog-rock royalty as Keith Emerson and Rick Wakeman.  He is renowned for his unique fusion of classical technique and influences with rock sensibilities. 
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.

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