Jordan Rudess is, without a doubt, the most influential and successful musician involved in mobile music making. We see so much of him he just feels like one of us, but today, his 55th birthday, I think we should appreciate his contributions to our community!
Jordan is the vanguard of instrument technology!
Seen here with MorphWiz on Windows 8.
Jordan has been on 12 Dream Theater albums, 12 solo albums, and countless smaller projects. Somehow between his hellacious touring schedule he always finds time to record little videos showing off some new app or keyboard technique on his YouTube channel.
While many, myself included, have given him a hard time about how much gear he pimps, he is genuine with his app enthusiasm. I've spoken with some developers who've had their apps featured on his channel and none of them have paid a dime for his endorsement.
Jordan is truly committed to expanding our concept of instruments and what it means to play them. From championing the Hakken Continuum, to his expanding roster of apps produced by his Wizdom Music team, Jordan has shown us incredible new ways of playing music.
In addition to all of the fun and insights you've brought us, we also gain legitimacy from your presence in the community.
On behalf of everyone: Thank you, Jordan! Happy birthday!