Mascot Label Group Signs American virtuoso keyboardist Jordan Rudess


Mascot Label Group Signs American virtuoso keyboardist Jordan Rudess

Mascot Label Group is pleased to announce the signing of Jordan Rudess, the virtuoso

American keyboardist voted “Best Keyboardist of All Time” by Music Radar Magazine.

He is best known as the keyboardist/multi-instrumentalist extraordinaire for platinum-

selling Grammy– nominated prog rock band, Dream Theater.


Rudess’ remarkable career began at the age of nine, when he entered the Juilliard

School of Music Pre-College Division for classical piano training. By his late teens he

had grown increasingly interested in synthesizers and progressive rock music, and

against the counsel of his parents and tutors, he turned away from classical piano and

tried his hand as a solo progressive rock keyboardist. After performing in various groups

during the 1980s, he was invited to join The Dixie Dregs, with whom he performed until

joining Dream Theater in January 1999.


Rudess has been the full-time keyboardist with Dream Theater since the recording of

1999’s Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes from a Memory, and he has recorded seven other studio

albums with the group. He has pursued numerous collaborations and solo projects

throughout his career, beginning with his solo debut Listen, released in 1993. A relentless

innovator, Rudess released All That Is Now in 2013, a solo acoustic piano recording which

works interactively with his app, “Jordan Rudess Explores” and his orchestral album,

“Explorations” which features a 50 piece orchestra. In 2015, he released The Unforgotten


Pathwhich was a collection of original tracks as well as a collection of acoustic piano

covers of songs that have inspired his musical life.

Rudess’ interest in state of the art keyboard controllers is another area of his career in

which he has achieved success. He owns the successful App development company

Wizdom Music, which has developed numerous award-winning apps. He is also Chief Music

Officer at CME Music, creators of the acclaimed XKey mobile keyboard, as well as the Director

of Music Experience for the London-based technology company, Roli Labs, creators of the

Seaboard and is an active Artist in Residence at Stanford University’s CCRMA (Center for

Computer Research in Music and Acoustics).


“With the Mascot Label Group I have found the perfect home for myself and my music,”

Rudess said.

“The Mascot Team are bright, dedicated, inspired and are clearly passionate

about music and the industry. They create a climate of respect and support for the artist and

I couldn’t be more excited about becoming a Mascot artist.”


“Jordan is an incredible virtuoso performer and artist,” said Mascot Label Group owner

Ed Van Zijl.

“I have admired him for a long time and we go back years. He is an exceptional

and forward thinking musician and I am very happy that he is putting his faith in us with his

new solo album, which will be released on our Music Theories brand.”

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