On October 18, 2001 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 like pro-music-news-com. 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."
Jordan Rudess, second from left, along with Helen Hayes Performing Arts Center member Howard Hellman and Helen Hayes Performing Arts Center Associate Director Marilyn Stimac present the $12,000.000 check to Amy Nolan, far right, Director of the Nyack Chapter of the American Red Cross.