Jordan will be appearing at a selection of Korg clinics at Guitar Center stores in New York and Massachusetts:
Monday, March 12 – 14th Street, NYC
Wednesday, March 14 – Ridge Hill, NY
Monday, March 19 – Boston, MA
Wednesday, March 21 – North Attleboro, MA
These will be performance based clinics focused on his use of the Korg Kronos.
Click the links below for flyers to the events -
For more information on the stores and the events as they get closer, visit their websites below -
Jordan is supporting Blackfield on their Canada/USA/Mexico tour and will be appearing from Seattle to Mexico City. You can find all of the details for the shows Jordan is performing at below!
Tuesday 31st May
Jordan on stage at 7:45pm
Wednesday 1st June
Jordan stage time TBA
Friday 3rd June
Great American Music Hall
Jordan on stage at 9pm
Saturday 4th June
Los Angeles, CA
El Ray Theatre
Jordan on stage at 9pm
Monday 6th June
Jordan stage time TBA
Jordan Rudess and special guest Steve H will be performing a night of music using iPads, Logic Pro and other cool devices on March 8th at the Soho Apple store, NYC.
The evening kicks off at 5pm with a Logic Pro workshop by Steve H.
Following that is the performance by Jordan and Steve which will be accompanied by visualist Joshue Ott.
Don’t miss your chance to see how Apple products inspire innovative musicians!
What: Logic Pro Workshop and Performance
Where: Soho Apple Store, 103 Prince Street, NYC
When: March 8, 2011 at 5pm (workshop) and 7pm (performance)
For all Jordan Rudess info visit www.jordanrudess.com
To check out more about Steve H visit www.stevehmusic.com
If you’re making your way to NAMM 2011 and want to catch Jordan at one of his appearances, below you will find his schedule for the show -
Concert and Premier Performance Announcement
“Explorations for Keyboard and Orchestra” is a new composition by Dream Theater’s keyboardist, Jordan Rudess. “Explorations” is Rudess’ first composition for orchestra and fulfills a dream that began as a prodigy at the renown Juilliard School of Music. “I once had the opportunity at Juilliard to watch Pierre Boulez conduct Stravinsky’s “Rite of Spring”. The passion in the composition combined with the power of the full orchestral sound made a huge impact on me. I’ve sat in front of my synthesizers for years, twisting the knobs, trying to recreate that power. With “Explorations”, I will finally be able to hear one of my own compositions brought to life by that unmistakable sound of a live acoustic orchestra”.
Jordan says this about his new work.
“Explorations” is a total “progressive” music experience. “Progressive” in that it is a forward thinking composition fusing my classical and progressive/metal sensibilities, but also progressive in that I will be playing a keyboard connected to an Apple Macbook Pro running MainStage software . In writing this composition, I was able to bring together the elements of the most influential classical music I’ve experienced, along with the rock power and intensity that I am known for in my work with Dream Theater”.
In addition to “Explorations”, Rudess and the orchestra will also be performing music from Dream Theater’s repertoire including “Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence”. Rudess says, ” I personally invite all of my fans in Venezuela to come to this concert and experience Dream Theater’s music in a symphonic setting. Imagine the power of Dream Theater’s music realized by full string, wind, brass and percussion sections! Dream Theater’s fans in Venezuela are some of the most passionate fans we have and their classical orchestras are renown throughout the world. That’s why I’ve chosen Venezuela to premiere my first symphonic work.”
One of the amazing things about the concerts in Venezuela will be the introduction of a phenomenal young talent from Turkey named Eren Basbug.
Eren was introduced to me through the magic of Youtube. Someone forwarded me a video of Eren performing orchestrations of numerous Dream Theater pieces beautifully. “He created the orchestrations, assembled a full orchestra and conducted them in concert. I was so impressed by his talent and energy that I got in touch with him and told him about my idea to write a piece for keyboard and orchestra. Needless to say, he wanted to be involved and helped me make that happen”.
“Creating this is a DREAM come true for me, and thankfully with the help of ”Orquesta Sinfónica Juvenil de Chacao” and its management, we will have a THEATER for the dream to turn into reality!”
“At the World Premiere of “Explorations for Keyboard and Orchestra”, I will be playing all of the keyboard/synthesizer parts. With Eren flying in from Turkey to conduct the enthusiastic Chacao Youth Symphony Orchestra and myself coming from NYC, it looks like we are set for a “night to remember”.
The concert will be at Centro Cultural Corp Banca. Address: Plaza La Castellana, Caracas. The date is Friday November 19th.
Closing this chapter is difficult because Mike and I are really close friends, have been great musical partners and he has been a vital part of Dream Theater. Still, opening up the next chapter is really exciting because DT is full of ideas and energy about the future. Mike is the ultimate rock drummer and I know he will be successful at whatever he does. Meanwhile, DT is moving forward quickly and looking forward to creating some great new music.
To all of our loyal fans and friends: It is with
profound sadness — regret — we announce that Mike
Portnoy, our lifelong drummer and friend, has
decided to leave Dream Theater. Mike’s stature in
the band has meant the world to all of us
professionally, musically, and personally over the
years. There is no dispute: Mike has been a major
force within this band.
While it is true that Mike is choosing to pursue other
ventures and challenges, we can assure you
that Dream Theater will continue to move forward
with the same intensity — and in the same musical
tradition — that you have all helped make so
successful, and which is truly gratifying to us.
Fans and friends: File this episode under “Black
Clouds and Silver Linings.”As planned, we begin
recording our newest album in January 2011, and
we’ll follow that with a full-on world tour. “The Spirit
All of us in Dream Theater wholeheartedly wish Mike
the best on his musical journey. We have had a long
and meaningful career together. It is our true hope
that he finds all he is looking for, and that he
achieves the happiness he deserves. He will be
David Mash VP of technology and Education at Berklee college of music speaks out about MorphWiz.
“MorphWiz is a deep and expressive musical instrument. Under the hood is a powerful synthesizer, and on the multitouch surface is a unique and expressive way to control pitch, timbre and loudness with your fingers. It is an innovative instrument that offers precise control that , with practice, allows you to fully express your musical ideas. MorphWiz makes you want to master its incredible power and provides a very satisfying musical experience! THis app is to me the first truly 5 star app in the music category! Deep, powerful sounds, great, stable , well thought out…”
I have three performances I am doing out in California in April. Two for Roland premiering a new keyboard and another performance with the Stanford University Computer music dept. Here are the details below!
April 24th, 2010 – A special live performance and Q&A session with keyboard virtuoso, Jordan Rudess from Dream Theater
ROLAND KEYZ ‘N BEATS SUMMIT AT MUSICIANS INSTITUTE
Learn About the Latest in Synth, V-Drum, and Electronic Keyboard Technology
* Sponsored by Roland Corporation U.S., Keyboard Magazine, and Musicians Institute
* Demonstrations of Roland’s latest keyboard, synthesizer, and electronic percussion products
* Synthesis-101 class sessions featuring the new GAIA SH-01 Synthesizer
* Q&A session with acclaimed artist/sound designer Richard Devine (Sony Creative, Warp Records, Touchstone Pictures)
* A special live performance and Q&A session with keyboard virtuoso, Jordan Rudess from Dream Theater
* Attendees will be entered into a drawing to win the new GAIA SH-01 Synthesizer
WHY: Musicians of all ages have a chance to experience the latest in synthesizer and percussion products, learn some new sound creation tips, and catch some great live performances at the world-renowned Musicians Institute in Hollywood, California.
WHO: Open to the Public. Pre-register at www.rolandus.com/KeyzNBeats.
WHEN: Saturday, April 24th, 2:00pm – 9:00pm
WHERE: Musicians Institute
6752 Hollywood Blvd., CA 90028
Adjacent to the Hollywood/Highland Metro Red Line Station
April 26th, 2010 – An evening with Jordan Rudess being held at Pyramind Studios including a live performance showcasing the new Roland GAIA SH-01 Synthesizer and a live Q&A session!
Buy tickets here – http://rudess-pyramind.eventbrite.com/?ref=ebtn
832 Folsom St.
San Francisco CA, 94107
April 29th, 2010 – I will be a guest soloist with the Stanford University Computer Music department April 29th, 2010, 8pm at the CCRMA Stage, Stanford University, in a special event featuring original music created on their own custom instruments which they have designed for the Iphone/Ipod Touch, as well as for the laptop computer. The concert is free and open to the public! Seating is limited…Check out the event here -http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=116941694998910
I’m going to be doing a signing at Audiomusica in Chile on March 10th.
The address of the store is:
Avda Chile Espana 393, Nunoa, Santiago and will go from 7 to 9pm
Hope to see my great Chilean fans there!