Steve Rudolph

Jazz Pianist - Composer - Educator - Yamaha Keyboard Artist

Steve Rudolph has had an inspiring career in his 50+ years of professional music making. Jazz Improv magazine states, “Rudolph is a savvy, swinging, glimmering heavyweight… ...simply outstanding.” He was awarded two Jazz Composition Fellowships from the PA Council on the Arts. With fourteen acclaimed CDs as a leader, he has served as producer, arranger and performer on many recordings including CDs with Johnny Coles, Bill Goodwin, Ali Ryerson, Matt Wilson, Drew Gress, Cal Collins,  and Vinny Valentino. His vast experience encompasses concert performances with many jazz masters including Louie Bellson, Clark Terry, Terry Gibbs, Al Grey, and the Mills Brothers. Steve has toured throughout the U.S., India, Europe, Canada, Russia and the Caribbean and locally he is co-leader of the River City Big Band and pianist in the acoustic trio Day Dream with Phil Haynes and Drew Gress. Currently a Yamaha Keyboard Artist, he is in demand as a clinician and performer.

Steve was born in Evansville and grew up near Boonville, Indiana. He studied trumpet and composition under scholarship at Butler University in Indianapolis where he discovered an inspiring jazz community in the late 60's. He switched his main instrumental focus to the piano at age 22 and was hired by Buddy Morrow to perform with the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra in 1977. Since moving to Harrisburg in 1978 to perform at the Holiday Inn Town, he has been largely responsible for the growth and development of the thriving jazz scene in Central PA. His devotion to the art of jazz inspired him to found the Central PA Friends of Jazz, now in its 40th successful year of monthly concerts, youth band, jazz camp, and annual Central PA Jazz Festival.  He served as the Executive Director of CPFJ from 2012 to 2019.  Steve was the recipient of the 2002 Harrisburg Arts Award for dedication to the arts and community service and has received two Composition Fellowships from the PA Council on the Arts . Steve is well known in Central PA for his 22 year long job as pianist at the Hilton Harrisburg.  His detailed recording and touring information may be found at www.steverudolph.com

Link to hour long interview with Dave Pedrick - Working Musician Podcast - Jan. 2018 - discussion of Steve's time in Indiana, switch to piano, road experiences, 22 year long gig at the Hilton Harrisburg and more.

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Music in the Key of We

Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra - Farm Show Arena, Cameron St, Harrisburg

Please stay safe and isolated and we hope to be able to perform this concert on May 1st with you in attendance.

Harrisburg Symphony 90th Anniversary, Stuart Malina 20th anniversary celebration - Music in the Key of We!

Steve Rudolph, Jonathan Ragonese, Diane Wilson, Perky Scott, a gospel choir and more with the HSO.  Join us on April 4, 2020 in the 7,000-seat New Holland Arena at the Farm Show Arena, as we step outside the typical orchestral venue and into a more relaxed and casual atmosphere.

The first half of the program is arranged and performed by Jonathan Ragonese, Steve Rudolph & friends - the second half is the HSO with and 800 voice choir doing the Beethoven 9th (Ode to Joy).

$20 Gen Adm. (arena seating) - call for prime seating and celebration tickets

Ali Ryerson - Jazz Flute Masterclass

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Hidden Valley Music Seminars, 104 W Carmel Valley Rd, Carmel Valley, CA

Ali Ryerson's Flute Master Class is tentatively rescheduled for August 15th thru 20th.

Ali's Quartet for all workshops and concerts includes Akira Tana, John Wiitala and Steve Rudolph

Ali Ryerson Quartet - John Wiitala, Akira Tana, Steve Rudolph

Piedmont Piano Company, 1728 San Pablo Ave, Oakland, CA

Back by popular demand, internationally renowned jazz flutist, Ali Ryerson, is excited to return to Piedmont Piano Company with her longtime colleagues, Steve Rudolph on piano, John Wiitala on bass, and Akira Tana on drums. The quartet comes to Oakland directly following their week long residency at Hidden Valley Music Seminars on the Monterey Peninsula, where Ryerson conducts her annual jazz flute masterclass.

JAZZENJOURNEY

san fedele

"The trip of a lifetime!"

Join us as we travel to the heart of Tuscany for a week of splendid scenery, live jazz under the stars, gourmet food and wine - JazZenJourney to Italy 2020!!

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