Jordan formed a two piece "power duo" with Dregs drummer Rod Morgenstein after joining him in the Dregs. The Rudess Morgenstein Project is a high powered progressive rock duo of keyboards and drums. The CD was released by Domo Records worldwide. Jordan's third solo album has also been released, and is entitled "Resonance."
Jordan can be heard along with Keith Emerson, Rick Wakeman and Patrick Moraz playing Chopin's Revolutionary Etude on "Steinway to Heaven", a Magna Carta release featuring rock Keyboard virtuosos playing piano classics. Jordan's recent releases include "Liquid Tension Experiment 2", which is a collaboration between Jordan, John Petrucci and Mike Portnoy of Dream Theater with bassist Tony Levin of King Crimson and Peter Gabriel notoriety - and two performances on "Encores Legends and Paradox" with drummer Simon Phillips, Violinist Jerry Goodman and Producer Robert Berry. These releases are also on the Magna Carta label. Dream Theater's newest album, entitled "Scenes From A Memory", was released in the fall of 1999, to a warm reception from Dream Theater fans worldwide. "Scenes" is available in stores now, from the Elektra Entertainment Group.
In the wake of the album's release, Dream Theater embarked on the Metropolis 2000 World Tour, and hundreds of thousands of fans worldwide were captivated by the live show. The tour resulted in the recent release of Metropolis 2000: Scenes From New York, Dream Theater's first foray into the world of DVD.
Upon returning home from the tour, Jordan composed and recorded all the material for his upcoming solo release on Magna Carta. The album is being mixed currently and will be available soon.
Finally, Dream Theater is currently
in the studio writing and recording their newest material, to
be released sometime in the near future on Elektra.
American Red Cross-Sponsored Benefit Concert with Dream Theater's Jordan Rudess Generates $12,000.00 To Aid the Victims Of the World Trade Center Attack.
October 18, 2001- Nyack, New York - Jordan Rudess, Dream Theater keyboardist and solo recording artist, donated a check in the amount of $12,000.00 to the New York Chapter of the American Red Cross. The funds represent 100% of the proceeds from Jordan's benefit solo concert, which was held on September 24th, 2001, at the Helen Hayes Performing Arts Center in Nyack, NY. The performance, which was arranged less than one week prior to the show date, was promoted in the New York Metropolitan area on local radio programs and musician and music enthusiast web sites. The concert drew approximately 300 attendees at $50 and $100 per ticket.
The concert, which was digitally recorded, will be quickly pressed to a Live CD and be sold through Jordan's web site, http://www.jordanrudess.com, with proceeds, again, going to the American Red Cross.
Jordan states, "I hope, in some small way, the proceeds generated from my concert will offer some degree of comfort to the families of the victims."