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JORDAN RUDESS' KEYFEST 2017

JUNE 19-23, 2017
Full Moon Resort - 1 Valley View Road - Big Indian, New York

 

Jordan Rudess’ KeyFest 2017


A place for keyboardists to gather and share their music, sounds, technique, and technology.

Jordan Rudess, best known as a member of the platinum-selling Grammy- nominated progressive metal/rock band, Dream Theater, is the virtuoso keyboardist, composer, music app developer and champion of new keyboard technologies, KeyFest welcomes keyboardists of all skill levels to gather together from June 19-23, 2017 at the elegantly rustic Full Moon Resort, in the Catskill Forest Preserve in Upstate New York.

 


KeyFest enrollment is open to keyboardists of all levels. Participants will enjoy a fully immersive learning experience organized by Jordan Rudess. KeyFest will include master classes, learning sessions, a technology room to try the latest technology, live performances and jams, and all-inclusive meal options and lodging accommodations.

“I’m excited for the opportunity to hang out with fellow keyboardists in a relaxed environment and have the chance to share some of the skills and knowledge that I’ve gathered through the years. Our keyboard world is constantly evolving as technology keeps throwing us new possibilities. I’m looking forward to spending some quality time in a beautiful location, eating good food, playing some music, teaching and jamming with all of you!”
 

sample SCHEDULE:

Monday

3pm – 5pm: Sign in and Welcome Reception

4:30pm – 5:15pm: Meet and Greet with Jordan and other artists

5:30pm – 6:30pm : Q & A seminar

6:30pm – 8pm: Dinner

9:00pm – 10:30pm: Jordan Rudess Concert

11:00pm – Midnight: Evening Jam

Tuesday: PERFORMANCE DAY

8am – 10am: Breakfast

9:30am – 10:30am: MORNING EXERCISES: Finger, Ear and Rhythm Training

11am – 1pm: SEMINAR: PLAYING LEADS WORKSHOP with All Staff

1pm – 2:15pm: Lunch

2:30pm – 6pm: Technology Rooms Open

2:30pm – 4:30pm: TECHNIQUE SEMINAR

4:30pm – 6:30pm: SEMINAR:  BACH TO THE FUTURE: PROG NOW AND THEN with All Staff

6:30pm – 8pm: Dinner

9pm – 11:00pm: Instructor Concert

11pm – Midnight: Evening Jam

Wednesday: APPS& NEW CONTROLLERSDAY

8am – 10am – Breakfast

9:30am – 10:30am: MORNING EXERCISES : Finger, Ear and Rhythm Training

11am – 1pm: SEMINAR: How to use apps with Jordan Rudess

1pm – 2:15pm: Lunch

2:30 – 6:45pm: Technology Rooms Open

2:30pm – 4:30pm: SEMINAR: History of Musical Synthesis

4:30pm – 5:30pm: SEMINAR: IN DEPTH LOOK AT ROLI SEABOARD with Roli Representative

6:00pm – 7:00pm: SEMINAR: NEW CONTROLLERS: What else is out there with Jordan Rudess

7pm – 8:30pm : Dinner

9pm: Concert: New Controller Concert with All Staff

11:00pm – 11:30pm: Evening Jam

Thursday: SOUND DESIGN DAY

8am – 10am: Breakfast

9:30am – 10:30am: MORNING EXERCISES : Finger, Ear and Rhythm Training

11am – 1pm: SEMINAR: PROGRAMMING FOR PERFORMANCE with All Staff

1pm – 2:15pm: Lunch

2:30pm – 6pm:  Technology Rooms Open

2:30pm – 4:30pm: SEMINAR: SYNTH SOUND DESIGN

4:30pm- 6:30pm: SEMINAR: IMPROVISATION & JAMMING TECHNIQUES with Jordan Rudess

6:30pm – 8pm: Dinner

9pm – 11pm: Master Class
(By Application - A select group of campers will be chosen to play based on video/audio application. More info TBA)

11:00pm – 11:30pm : Keyboard Space Jam

Friday, July 22

8:00am – 9:30am: Breakfast

11am: Check Out & Goodbyes

 

*SCHEDULE, LESSONS AND INSTRUCTORS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE

YOUR INSTRUCTORS:


jordan rudess

 

Voted "Best Keyboardist of All Time" by Music Radar Magazine, Jordan Rudess is best known as the keyboardist/multi-instrumentalist extraordinaire for platinum-selling Grammy- nominated prog rock band, Dream Theater. In addition to playing in Dream Theater, Jordan has worked with a wide range of artists including LMR, his newest side project with Tony Levin and Marco Minneman, Liquid Tension Experiment, David Bowie, Steven Wilson, Aviv Geffen, the Dixie Dregs, Rod Morgnstein, Enrique Iglesias, Tony Williams, Jan Hammer and the Paul Winter Consort. In late 2010, the world-renowned keyboardist and Juilliard graduate premiered his first live orchestral composition "Explorations for Keyboard and Orchestra". In 2013 he released "All That Is Now", 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. Dream Theater is currently promoting their new album, The Astonishing, on a world tour. The Astonishing landed at #1 on the Rock Billboard charts and was released in early 2016 on Roadrunner Records.

Jordan’s interest in state of the art keyboard controllers is another area of his career in which he has achieved success. Jordan owns the successful App development company Wizdom Music (www.wizdommusic.com), creators of award-winning apps such as MorphWiz, SampleWiz, and Geo Synthesizer. He is the Director of Music Experience for the London-based technology company, Roli Labs, creators of the new instrument, the Seaboard as well as Chief Music Officer at CME Music, creators of the XKey. Jordan has had the honor of being the keynote speaker at MacWorld, Microsoft Build Developer Convention and Project BBQ. In addition, he is the author of 2 keyboard technique books including his latest, “Total Keyboard Wizardry: A Technique and Improvisation Workbook”. Musicians all over the world subscribe to Rudess’ Online Music Conservatory, which offers a full range of courses in everything from harmony and rhythm to improvisation, ear training and technique.

(http://www.jroc.us).  www.jordanrudess.com

http://jordanrudess.com/

http://www.dreamtheater.net/

https://twitter.com/jcrudess

https://www.facebook.com/jordanrudessofficial

 


tom brislin

"From a young age, I always knew that I would be a musician. While I was fortunate to have a clear sense of purpose early on, other decisions proved to be elusive. I loved so many types of music. I enjoyed writing songs and playing for other artists as well. Rather than choose one path, I just immersed myself in nearly every musical opportunity I could find myself in. Inevitably, the time came when I had to dig deep, put myself in a new environment, and create an album that reflected the different directions I've been pulled towards, both in music and in life."

Tom Brislin is a musician, songwriter, and producer. After worldwide touring and recording on keyboards with several notable rock and pop artists, Tom relocated to Nashville, Tennessee from his native New Jersey to write and record his debut solo album, Hurry Up and Smell the Roses.

Influenced by his older siblings' classic rock record collections, his parents' love of jazz and classical music, and his own discovery of synth-laden pop, Brislin would eventually find himself performing in all of these settings. He has toured and recorded with Yes, Meat Loaf, Debbie Harry, Renaissance, Camel, Glen Burtnik, Francis Dunnery, and was the founder, lead singer and songwriter for the band Spiraling


adam holzman


Adam is simply one of the most innovative musicians alive. He is a perennial poll-winner in the Fusion category for Pulse! magazine's year-end Top Ten listings. "Keyboard" magazine named him one of the top 10 players in the world, "Down Beat" lauded his "killer groove" and compared him to Jan Hammer - and even the "New York Times" and the "Washington Post" have praised Adam's live shows.

Born on February 15, 1958 in New York City, Adam is the son of Elektra Records founder, Jac Holzman. Adam grew up in California and started classical piano lessons at age 12, but his main influences were "The Doors", Leon Russell and Dr. John. He started getting into progressive rock and jazz-rock during the late 70s, which in turn led to a growing interest in jazz.


 

Learn from, listen to and jam with Jordan Rudess AND SPECIAL GUESTS


PACKAGES ARE ALL-INCLUSIVE

Four nights and three full days with Jordan Rudess and special guests. KeyFest includes classes, jamming, and exclusive performances every day. 

All activities and meals are included in your package.
Bring a friend, bandmate, child, spouse or loved one to this total immersion in all things keys!



Packages include all workshops, seminars, gourmet meals, performances, use of the grounds and your choice of accommodations. All activities will be held at Full Moon Resort which features an eclectic array of comfortable, rustic country-inn style accommodations including simple B&B style guest rooms with shared hallway baths as well as private guest rooms with private baths. All accommodations are just steps away from the daily activities. The grounds offer a spring-fed swimming pool and one hundred acres of meadows, forests and streams. In addition, guests are welcome to explore the splendors of the Catskills on the nearby network of hiking trails.

Cable television and complimentary phone service are available at the Inn (please bring a phone card for international calls) and complimentary Wi-Fi is available throughout the facility. Please Note: There is no cell phone reception in this area of the forest preserve and guest rooms do not have telephones, televisions, air conditioning or daily housekeeping services. Your decision to register constitutes your acknowledgement of and consent to all of the registration, payment and cancellation terms and conditions listed below:

REGISTRATION AND PAYMENTS:

  • All rates are per-person
  • Shared Room Packages require you to share your room with a roommate
  • You may request a roommate on your registration form (roommates must purchase the same package type)
  • All rates are subject to applicable Taxes and Service & Processing Fee

CANCELLATION:

  • All registrations and payments are non-refundable

Due to the nature of our events and strict cancellation policies, Creative Environments, LLC DBA Full Moon Resort strongly suggests purchasing travel insurance.

GENERAL LIABILITY RELEASE:

By registering, you hereby release Full Moon Resort, its employees, and all associated entities, from all claims, liabilities, loss to property, damages, injuries, etc. arising out of or in connection with your participation in any aspect Rhythm, Sound and Magic at Full Moon Resort.

PHOTO RELEASE:

Full Moon Resort and Music Masters Camps reserves the right to take photos and/or video during.Rhythm, Sound and Magic and to use such photos and/or video for advertising and marketing purposes. By registering for Rhythm, Sound and Magic, you agree to release your photograph to Full Moon Resort. Music Masters Camps without compensation and understand that Full Moon Resort Music Masters Camps reserves all rights in regard to reproduction of said photograph.

MINOR POLICY:

Music Masters Camps are designed for Adults and the majority of participants are adults. 
16 and 17 year olds are permitted with consent forms. Participants under 16 are permitted if accompanied by legal guardian/chaperone.