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Jordan Rudess has been the full-time keyboardist with the Grammy-nominated progressive metal band, Dream Theater, since the recording of 1999′s Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes from a Memory. He has recorded seven other studio albums with the group: 2002′s Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence, 2003′s Train of Thought, 2005′s Octavarium, 2007′s Systematic Chaos, 2009′s Black Clouds & Silver Linings , A Dramatic Turn of Events as well as their newest album, Dream Theater. In addition, he has appeared on the live albums and DVDs Live Scenes From New York, Live at Budokan, Score, Chaos in Motion and Live at Luna Park.
In addition to working with Dream Theater he occasionally records and performs in other contexts, such as a 2001 one-off duo performance with Petrucci (released as the CD “An Evening With John Petrucci and Jordan Rudess”), as well as backing up Blackfield on their first short US tour in 2005 and playing a solo opening slot for them on their second in 2007. He also contributed to Steven Wilson’s 2011 album, Grace for Drowning. In 2013, Rudess joined with bassist, Tony Levin, and drummer, Marco Minneman, to create a new supergroup, LMR.
In 2010, Rudess composed “Explorations for Keyboard and Orchestra,” his first classical composition. It was premiered in Venezuela on November 19, 2010 by the Chacao Youth Symphony Orchestra and guest conductor Eren Başbuğ. Rudess played all of the keyboard and synthesizer parts. A full symphonic recording of Explorations will be released in December 2014 played by Poland’s Sinfonia Consonus, as well as backing up Blackfield on their first short US tour in 2005 and playing a solo opening slot for them on their second in 2007. He also contributed to Steven Wilson’s 2011 album, Grace for Drowning. In 2013, Rudess joined with bassist, Tony Levin, and drummer, Marco Minneman, to create a new supergroup, LMR.
On July 28, 2011, in a poll conducted by MusicRadar, Rudess was voted the best keyboardist of all time
Jordan has written two books: Total Keyboard Wizardry, a keyboard instructional book, and Dream Theater’s long-awaited keyboard anthology, Dream Theater Keyboard Experience, featuring DT’s strongest keyboard compositions expertly transcribed by Jordan’s transcriber Chris Romero
Throughout his career, Jordan has immersed himself in the education of music through the web, by providing video and notation-based lessons in his Online Conservatory (http://www.jroc.us).
In 2010, Jordan founded his technology company, Wizdom Music (www.wizdommusic.com), which has developed award-winning apps including: MorphWiz, SampleWiz, Geo Synthesizer, SpaceWiz, SketchWiz, Tachyon and EarWiz. MorphWiz won the first ever Billboard award for Best Music Creation App. Wizdom Music has also built apps for Intel, Microsoft and RIM.
Most recently, Jordan has assumed the position of Director of Music Experience for the London-based technology company, Roli Labs, creators of the new instrument, the Seaboard. He is also working with software company, Recombinant and has premiered new music exclusively through their latest app, JamBandit.