An Evening with Jordan Rudess of Dream Theater

From Bach to Rock

SAT • MAY 22 • 8PM

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Tickets: $45 | Limit 6 tickets per billing address

DOORS 7PM • SHOWTIME 8PM

Rudess’ solo concert will travel through his fascinating musical journey – how a young Juilliard piano prodigy destined for a classical music career evolved into a keyboard rock star phenomenon. The concert will featuring the music of Dream Theater and other rock classics reimagined for the piano. Rudess’ 2018 solo piano concert tour sold out at venues throughout five continents.

Jordan Rudess explains the tour, “Many of my fans only know me as a progressive rock keyboardist but piano is where it all started for me.  Sitting at the piano has always felt like the most natural way for me to express my musicality. This tour is bringing me to some of the biggest and most exciting markets for Dream Theater. I’m really excited to return to these countries and share this acoustic evening with some of the most supportive fans in the world.”

“Calling Jordan Rudess a legend is an understatement” — Keyboard Magazine

“Jordan Rudess has journeyed from the depths of tradition to the ever-expanding outer limits of musical possibility, inviting listeners along for the ride. The results are, unsurprisingly, consistently beyond world-class.” The Musical Melting Pot 

About Jordan Rudess

Voted “Best Keyboardist of All Time” (Music Radar Magazine),  Jordan Rudess is best known as the keyboardist/multi-instrumentalist extraordinaire for platinum-selling Grammy- nominated 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. For more:  jordanrudess.com wizdommusic.com.

Presented by Count Basie Center for the Arts


The Vogel, a two-level, balconied performance space, will debut with strict safety and social distancing measures in place:

  • Initial shows will be seated, with tables sold in “Table For Two,” “Table For Four” and “Table For Six” configurations only.
  • Tables will be positioned 6’ apart, with the front row of tables 12’ from the performers.
  • Only 150 seats will be available for performances at this time.
  • Drinks and concessions will be sold tableside; i.e.: no lining up at bars.
  • Patrons must wear masks at all times while inside The Vogel, except when actively eating or drinking.
  • Patrons are expected to abide by social distancing norms at The Vogel.
  • Temperatures will be taken at the door. Patrons with a body temperature of 100.4 or higher will not be permitted to enter. A refund will be issued.
  • Fans must remain seated at their purchased table, unless using the restroom or exiting.
  • There is no re-entry.
  • For nights with two shows, entry for the second show will begin once the previous crowd is cleared and the venue is cleaned / sanitized.
  • Tables will not be permitted to be split and resold. Patrons holding resold tickets will be denied entry and refunds will not be offered.
  • Patrons will be required to remain seated, unless getting up to leave or use restrooms.
  • Restrooms will be limited to two (2) patrons at a time.
  • Tables will not be permitted to be split and resold. Patrons holding resold tickets will be denied entry and refunds will not be offered.
  • Events at The Vogel will utilize Ticketmaster’s touch-less, mobile entry system. No paper tickets will be accepted.
  • Patrons will be required to remain seated, unless getting up to leave or use restrooms.
  • Venue security will enforce ground rules, which will follow current CDC and State of New Jersey guidelines for indoor events.

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